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.
In a letter in The Times, our Director Thomas Fink argues that supporting independent research centres will accelerate discovery for Britain.
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.
Price of immortality
Like Orpheus in the Underworld, the London Institute is challenging mortality, says our writer Thomas Hodgkinson in The Sunday Telegraph.
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.
Death, be not proud
The Washington Post explains how man's mad search for immortality is getting serious in our cell programming collaboration with bit.bio.
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 bit.bio, may revolutionise our understanding of human life.
The Times welcomes the collaboration between London Institute mathematicians and the biologists at bit.bio to crack cell reprogramming.
Maths, meet biology
Verdict reports on the collaboration between the London Institute and cell coding company bit.bio to decode the operating system of life.
Complexity may be hard to unpick, without being inherently bad. Ensure the benefits of any addition to company systems outweigh its costs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Too many banks
Increasing the interconnectedness of the banking system was supposed to increase economic stability, but may be having the opposite effect.
Quirky and apparently mysterious, innovation is critical to sustained economic growth—and mathematics can help us understand how it works.
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.
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.
A stock response
The simultaneous study of news sentiment and browsing behaviour, even on small time-scales, can help to predict stock market fluctuations.
Beauty in repairability
The hunt for networks that best combine efficiency with repairability, to avoid breakdown, leads to structural designs that resemble snowflakes.
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.