Sir Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences


Serving the UK Community

The Newton Institute aims to maximise the benefit of its scientific programmes to the UK mathematical science community in the following ways:

Correspondents
At the suggestion of the then National Advisory Board, the Isaac Newton Institute established in 2002 a list of correspondents in UK Universities and other academic institutions who act as a channel of communication between the Institute and the mathematical sciences community in the UK. Correspondents are regularly informed about activities of the Institute, and it is their responsibility to ensure that the information is disseminated to the relevant Departments in their institution (especially Departments other than mathematics).  Correspondents also provide feedback to the Institute.

Single seminars and short visits
All long-term participants in Newton Institute programmes are encouraged to give seminars at, or to make short visits to, UK institutions outside Cambridge during their stay. In the academic year 2011/2012, 194 participants delivered a total of 266 seminars. 

To support this activity, the Institute will cover the travel expenses involved for any participant who is formally invited to speak at another institution; the host institution is expected to cover any accommodation and incidental costs. 

To assist organisers of seminar series at UK Universities in their search for relevant speakers, the Newton Institute maintains a register of those of its participants who are visiting from overseas for a period of at least two weeks, and who have indicated their willingness to give lectures or seminars elsewhere during their stay. This register lists their contact details, visit dates and key subject areas. Arrangements are normally made directly with the speaker via the email address given in the register; but the Institute will be happy to assist in cases where there are difficulties in making direct arrangements. 


Links with ICMS
The Newton Institute maintains close links with the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Edinburgh. The two Institutes have distinct yet complementary aims and objectives, and they work together to further mathematical research in the UK. Further details on the links between them are available here.

Satellite Meetings held outside Cambridge in conjunction with Institute programmes
Satellite Meetings are held outside Cambridge in conjunction with Institute programmes. The organisation of such meetings usually involves a local organiser, a scientific organiser of the associated programme, and the Institute itself. Satellite Meetings which are being arranged or planned can be found on our Workshops and Events page.

Spitalfields Days
The Isaac Newton Institute, in conjunction with the London Mathematical Society, holds from time to time one-day meetings called "Spitalfields Days" (in honour of the Spitalfields Mathematical Society, a precursor of the London Mathematical Society which flourished from 1717 to 1845). Each Spitalfields Day is run as part of one of the Institute's usual programmes and is intended to ensure that recent developments in the area of that programme are made known to the general UK mathematical community, and, in particular, to research students.

Spitalfields Days which are being arranged or planned can be found on our Workshops and Events page.

Newton Institute Seminars on the Web
All Institute seminars and lectures are, with the permission of speakers, advertised in advance, streamed live and made available on the web in perpetuity. The complete list of recordings can be accessed through the Web Seminars page.

Research Meetings Elsewhere
The Institute maintains this webpage which brings together information on conferences and research meetings taking place at Mathematical Sciences Institutes and organisations around the world. The page is divided into two sections: one for UK-based activity and one for international activity.

Participation and Further Information
The following links lead to further information on how members of the UK community can participate in and receive information about Newton Institute Programmes:

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