We do curiosity-driven theoretical research. We build theories—concise mathematical descriptions of patterns—and identify their testable consequences. We pursue the most intriguing patterns, without concern for their usefulness, which leads to the most transformative breakthroughs.

The elegant universe
The elegant universe
The elegant universe
The elegant universe
The elegant universe
The elegant universe
The elegant universe
The elegant universe
The elegant universe
The elegant universe
The elegant universe
The elegant universe
The elegant universe
The elegant universe
The elegant universe
The elegant universe

The elegant universe

Tackling big questions about the fundamental forces and symmetry, causality and information, and the mathematics that binds them together.

Tomorrow’s technology

Establishing the theories behind the technologies of the future, across condensed matter, predictive medicine, security and novel computing.

Life, learning and emergence

Developing the mathematical foundations for life and artificial life, machine intelligence and systems for automated inference and discovery.

Theory of human enterprise

Devising mathematical models of human enterprise, so that we can predict and enhance markets, technological change and agile organisations.