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Article: "INI: Inception to Inauguration"

Publication Date: 
Friday 30th November 2018 - 11:45

"The inauguration of the Institute on 3 July 1992 was the culmination of four years’ preparation.  For a number of years and for a variety of reasons, a need had been felt for the UK to have a national institute in theoretical physics and mathematics.  Efforts had been made outside Cambridge to initiate such a development but little concrete progress had been made.  A crucial advantage which made the founding of an institute in Cambridge seem feasible was the possible availability of “pump-priming” financial support from Cambridge Colleges".

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Photo diary: Benians Court refurbishment

Publication Date: 
Friday 9th November 2018 - 12:00

In July 2018 work began on the long-anticipated refurbishment of INI's Benians Court properties - a project first proposed in 2012.

This exciting new redevelopment involves the comprehensive update of 24 apartments, all of which are regularly used to house INI visitors and participants. Of those flats, 16 are being altered to contain two double rooms with en-suite facilities, with improved kitchen areas and standardised quality throughout the furnishings.

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Timelapse video: 10 months in the life of an INI blackboard

Publication Date: 
Wednesday 24th October 2018 - 15:45

Any previous visitor to the Isaac Newton Institute will be familiar with the 130 square metres of blackboards spread across the seminar rooms, shared workspaces, offices, lift interior and even the ground floor toilets. But how much use do these iconic fixtures see from the programme and workshop participants? The answer is: a very great deal. From September 2017 to June 2018 Institute staff left an emplaced camera programmed to capture regular images of one of the main mezzanine blackboards.

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Vacancy: INI-ICMS Chair of Correspondents

Publication Date: 
Friday 12th October 2018 - 15:00


The Isaac Newton Institute (INI) and International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) seek to appoint a new Chair of Correspondents from 1st January 2019. The principal role of Chair of Correspondents is to assist in the coordination of the activity of the Correspondents Network in linking the two Institutes with the UK mathematical sciences community. The post-holder will serve a 3-year term, which is renewable.

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GALLERY: Fermat's Last Theorem celebration, 1 October 2018

Publication Date: 
Tuesday 2nd October 2018 - 12:30


On the afternoon of Monday 1 October 2018 the Isaac Newton Institute hosted the event "Fermat’s Last Theorem: A celebration 25 years on".

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Sir Andrew Wiles famously announcing his proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem at the Institute, the event featured technical talks with speakers including Andrew Wiles himself (Oxford), John Coates (Cambridge) and Jack Thorne (Cambridge); a presentation to Andrew Wiles; and a wine reception for the gathered guests.

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Professor Lars Hesselholt - Rothschild Lecture (8th October)

Publication Date: 
Thursday 13th September 2018 - 12:45

We are delighted to announce that Professor Lars Hesselholt (Nagoya University), the Rothschild Distinguished Visiting Fellow for the HHH programme, will be giving the Rothschild Lecture on Monday 8 October at 4.00 pm at the Institute, followed by a wine reception.

More details about the lecture are available, here

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Professor Martin Hairer - Rothschild Lecture date announced

Publication Date: 
Thursday 13th September 2018 - 12:30

We are delighted to announce that Professor Martin Hairer (Imperial College, London), the Rothschild Distinguished Visiting Fellow for the SRQ programme, will be giving the Rothschild Lecture on Friday 28 September at 4.00 pm at the Institute, followed by a wine reception.

More details are available, here

 

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INI and ICMS are currently seeking a new Chair of Correspondents

Publication Date: 
Friday 7th September 2018 - 10:45

The Isaac Newton Institute (INI) and International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) seek to appoint a new Chair of Correspondents from 1st January 2019.

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Alan Baker memorial conference: 18 October 2018

Publication Date: 
Wednesday 1st August 2018 - 16:30

 

The Institute is pleased to announce that on 18 October 2018 it will be hosting a one day conference in memory of Alan Baker, and celebrating his mathematical legacy. An eminent number theorist, Fields Medal recipient and Fellow of Trinity College, Baker passed away in February of this year aged 78. Details of the conference can be found via the poster below.

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A tribute to Professor Mila Nikolova (1962-2018)

Publication Date: 
Thursday 28th June 2018 - 14:15

It is with great sadness that we report the passing away last week of Professor Mila Nikolova, Research Director at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), and Microsoft Fellow, Simons Fellow, and long term participant (August to December 2017) on the recent INI programme on Variational Methods and Effective Algorithms for Imaging and Vision (VMV). Mila is known for her substantial contributions in optimisation, in particular the analysis of solutions to optimisation problems and application of optimisation techniques in image processing and inverse problems.

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