The London Institute is committed to a new way to fund and organize research, and the press is taking note. As well as the Institute as a whole, the media has publicized many of our research papers, making our scientific insights available to a broader audience.

  • interview


    The language of maths

    A piece in The Times explains how, thanks to our Arnold and Landau Fellowships, mathematicians divided by war can find a common denominator.

  • opinions


    Accelerating science

    In a letter in The Times, our Director Thomas Fink argues that supporting independent research centres will accelerate discovery for Britain.

  • research


    Boost for British science

    In Nature, the London Institute argues that its five new Research Fellowships for Russian theorists will be a boost for British science.

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    Price of immortality

    Like Orpheus in the Underworld, the London Institute is challenging mortality, says our writer Thomas Hodgkinson in The Sunday Telegraph.

  • New Scientist


    AI helps with maths

    An AI that can turn mathematics problems written in English into a formal proving language could make them easier for other AIs to solve.

  • The Washington Post


    Death, be not proud

    The Washington Post explains how man's mad search for immortality is getting serious in our cell programming collaboration with

  • the times


    Challenging Times

    Is free will a mathematical problem? How about immortality? Or the quest for AI? The Times reports on our 23 Mathematical Challenges.



    A singular mind

    In an interview with Thomas Fink, Sir Roger Penrose talks about his Nobel Prize, the beauty of physics—and why AI is nothing to fear.



    Forbes explains how the London Institute, working with the biologists at, may revolutionise our understanding of human life.

  • the times


    The Times welcomes the collaboration between London Institute mathematicians and the biologists at to crack cell reprogramming.

  • Verdict


    Maths, meet biology

    Verdict reports on the collaboration between the London Institute and cell coding company to decode the operating system of life.

  • Harvard Business Review


    Taming complexity

    Complexity may be hard to unpick, without being inherently bad. Ensure the benefits of any addition to company systems outweigh its costs.

  • Science|Business


    Taking back research

    In today’s Science|Business, the London Institute welcomes the prospect of a UK DARPA and calls for shorter turn-around times for funding.

  • High Life


    Sage of discovery

    British Airways’ inflight magazine runs a three-page profile of the London Institute, its founder and its new approach to doing science.

  • APS Physics


    Slurry in a hurry

    The 3D structures of slurries—fluids full of solid particles—can be swiftly measured using a single 2D shot and electron diffraction data.

  • The Washington Post


    Whatever you say

    If you meet a conspiracy theorist, don't bother trying to change their views. Encountering the truth only makes them more pig-headed.

  • Nature Physics


    Yes you cayenne

    In innovation, the most apparently niche ingredients may turn out to be the most useful, as the structures of recipes become more complex.

  • Bloomberg Opinion


    Moore means less

    Following Moore's law, solar power will become ever cheaper as an energy source—and there’s nothing Donald Trump can do about it.



    Fools rush in

    Measures meant to stabilise economies may have the opposite effect, creating cyclical structures in the networks of contracts between banks.

  • Bloomberg


    A little bird told me

    Twitter sentiment during busy periods, such as ahead of quarterly earnings releases, provides some indication if a stock will rise or fall.

  • Nature


    Too many banks

    Increasing the interconnectedness of the banking system was supposed to increase economic stability, but may be having the opposite effect.

  • Scientific American


    Harnessing Serendipity

    Quirky and apparently mysterious, innovation is critical to sustained economic growth—and mathematics can help us understand how it works.

  • INC.


    The future’s bright

    Architects are designing rotating homes to increase the efficiency of solar power, while its cost is set to keep falling by 10% annually.

  • The Guardian


    Here comes the sun

    The cost of solar power will continue to fall by 10% annually, meeting 20% of global energy needs far sooner than has been predicted.

  • Science News


    A stock response

    The simultaneous study of news sentiment and browsing behaviour, even on small time-scales, can help to predict stock market fluctuations.

  • Nature World News


    Beauty in repairability

    The hunt for networks that best combine efficiency with repairability, to avoid breakdown, leads to structural designs that resemble snowflakes.

  • New Scientist


    Snowflakes don't break

    Snowflake-shaped networks, with redundant arms that come into use when main branches break down, are easiest to fix when disaster strikes.

  • Research


    Towers of strength

    The Eiffel tower is now a longstanding example of hierarchical design due to its non-trivial internal structure spanning many length scales.