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Joint INI-ICMS-KTN report published highlighting the mathematical science opportunities in the Industrial Strategy

Publication Date: 
Tuesday 4th June 2019 - 10:30

In February 2019,  a workshop took place to analyse and explore the various aspects of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). This was organised by INI, the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS),  Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and an organising committee representing the breadth of the mathematical sciences. The event took place at ICMS in Edinburgh, related to one of 26 recommendations made by Professor Philip Bond in his 2018 Review of Knowledge Exchange in the Mathematical Sciences launched at the House of Lords. 

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Kirk Fellowship Interview: Professor Donatella Marini on virtual element methods, talented women and collaborative working

Publication Date: 
Tuesday 7th May 2019 - 15:15

Designed to support and promote underrepresented groups in mathematics, the Kirk Distinguished Visiting Fellows scheme was launched at the start of 2019 and so far boasts five senior academics amongst its recipients. In this interview from its roster of honourees INI spoke to Professor Donatella Marini of the "Geometry, compatibility and structure preservation in computational differential equations" programme.

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Kirk Fellowship Interview: Professor Claudia Sagastizabal on renewable energy, the "science of betterment" and punting in circles

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Thursday 25th April 2019 - 14:45

/news/marini-kirk-fellowship-interviewDesigned to support and promote underrepresented groups in mathematics, the Kirk Fellowship scheme was launched at the start of 2019 and so far boasts five senior academics amongst its recipients. In this latest interview from its roster of honourees INI spoke to Professor Claudia Sagastizabal of the "Mathematics of energy systems" programme.

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Kirk Fellowship lecture: "Three Character Archetypes in Energy Optimisation" by Claudia Sagastizabal (9 April 2019, 16:00-17:00)

Publication Date: 
Thursday 4th April 2019 - 15:45


The first lecture delivered by a Kirk Distinguished Visiting Fellow is due to be given at INI on 9 April 2019 from 16:00-17:00.

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Gallery: 2019 Cambridge Science Festival talk by Amazon's Dr Craig Saunders

Publication Date: 
Monday 25th March 2019 - 11:30


On Saturday 23 March INI was proud to host Dr Craig Saunders - Head of Applied Science at Amazon Alexa Knowledge - as part of the annual Cambridge Science Festival.

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Article: "Reminiscences of the first 10 years of the Institute", by former INI Director Keith Moffatt

Publication Date: 
Thursday 14th March 2019 - 16:15


Keith Moffatt served as Director of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences for five years (1996-2001) in succession to Sir Michael Atiyah OM FRS. These reminiscences concern the first 10 years of the Institute, from1991-2001. An earlier version of this document was deposited with the University of Cambridge on 15 October 2009.

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Interview: Dr Ewan Kirk on research, philanthropy and the Kirk Distinguished Visiting Fellowships scheme

Publication Date: 
Thursday 28th February 2019 - 11:30


Launched in January 2019, the Isaac Newton Institute now proudly hosts the Kirk Distinguised Visiting Fellowship scheme. Designed to support and promote underrepresented groups in mathematics, the recipients so far are all women mathematicians of the highest regards. In the first of a series of interviews, we spoke to the philanthropist whose generous six-figure donation has made the project possible: Dr Ewan Kirk.
 

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Gallery: "Spiralling" poetry event, with John Kinsella

Publication Date: 
Thursday 14th February 2019 - 10:45


On the evening of Tuesday 22 January 2019, the Institute was proud to host Poet-in-Residence John Kinsella for readings from his recent work "Spiralling".

Originally produced in 2017 as part of INI's 25th anniversary celebrations, the work is an exploration of spiral motifs and other mathematical themes richly suited to the environment in which they were performed. 
 

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INI-ICMS Correspondents annual meeting 2019

Publication Date: 
Friday 1st February 2019 - 11:15

On Wednesday 30 January 2019 the annual meeting of the INI-ICMS Correspondents Network was held at ICMS in Edinburgh.

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In memory of Sir Michael Atiyah OM FRS FRSE (1929 - 2019)

Publication Date: 
Monday 14th January 2019 - 12:00


The Institute was deeply saddened to learn of the passing away on Friday 11 January of Sir Michael Atiyah, founding Director of the Institute.  

One of the greatest mathematicians of his generation, Sir Michael was awarded countless prizes and medals many of which we are proud to display in the Institute including, most notably, the Fields Medal which he was awarded in 1966.

INI Director David Abrahams, said: "Michael Atiyah was a brilliant scientist and remarkable personality. I always felt that his brain was permanently in top gear - and in his heyday no-one could keep up with him. Even in his later years he still managed to captivate audiences and woo the media. In my early years I was scared stiff of him. In recent years he lectured me on how to do things 'properly' at the Institute, and he continued to send me ideas on innovating and improving the place. He was a towering figure of British mathematics and physics whose personality and influence had a major effect on the whole world community. The Institute will always be in debt to him - and he was very proud of the place". 

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