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Scientific Steering Committee

The Institute invites proposals for research programmes in any branch of mathematics or the mathematical sciences. The SSC usually meets twice each year to consider proposals for programmes (of 4-week, 4-month or 6-month duration) to run two or three years later. Proposals to be considered at these meetings should be submitted by 31 January or 31 July respectively. Successful proposals are usually developed in a process of discussion between the proposers and the SSC conducted through the Director, and may well be considered at more than one meeting of the SSC before selection is recommended. Proposers may submit a 'preliminary' proposal in the first instance with a view to obtaining feedback from the SSC prior to the submission of a full 'definitive' proposal.

The scientific planning and organisation of each programme are the responsibility of a team of three or four Organisers (aided in some cases by an Advisory Committee). The Organisers recommend participants in the programme, of whom up to thirty can be accommodated at any one time; they also plan short-duration workshops and conferences within the programme, to which many more participants may be invited. Each programme is allocated a budget for salary support, subsistence allowances and travel expenses.

Members of the Scientific Steering Committee usually serve a term of four years in office. The current members are:

Name Institution End of Service
Prof. David Abrahams Director, Isaac Newton Institute 30 September 2021
Prof. Helen Byrne University of Oxford 31 December 2017
Prof. Steve Cowley Atomic Energy Authority 31 December 2016
Prof. Wolfgang Dahmen Aachen 31 December 2018
Prof. Paul Glendinning University of Manchester 31 December 2019
Prof. Iain Gordon University of Edinburgh 31 December 2017
Prof. Michael Harris Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu 31 December 2016
Prof. Valerie Isham (Chair) University College London 31 December 2017
Prof. Saul Jacka University of Warwick 31 December 2018
Prof. Dame Frances Kirwan University of Oxford 31 December 2019
Prof. Marta Kwiatkowska University of Oxford 31 December 2018
Dr Emily Shuckburgh British Antarctic Survey 31 December 2016
Prof. Simon Tavaré University of Cambridge 31 December 2019
Prof. Cedric Villani Institut Henri Poincaré 31 December 2016

Previous Scientific Steering Committee members are listed below

Name Institution To From
Professor J C R Hunt, FRS Meteorological Office 1990 1992
Professor V I Arnold Steklov Institute, Moscow 1990 1993
Professor P G Burke, FRS Queen's University, Belfast 1990 1993
Professor I G Halliday University College, Swansea 1990 1993
Professor D J Wallace, FRS University of Edinburgh 1990 1993
Professor G A Gehring University of Sheffield 1990 1994
Professor J T Stuart, FRS Imperial College 1990 1995
Professor J M Ball, FRS Heriot-Watt University 1990 1995
Sir M F Atiyah, OM, PRS (Director) Isaac Newton Institute 1990 1996
Professor C T C Wall, FRS University of Liverpool 1990 1997
Professor J-M Bismut Université de Paris Sud 1990 1998
Professor Sir E C Zeeman, FRS (Chair) University of Oxford 1990 1998
Professor M V Berry, FRS University of Bristol 1990 1999
Professor A F M Smith Imperial College 1990 2000
Professor T J Pedley, FRS University of Leeds 1993 1996
Professor B D Ripley University of Oxford 1994 1999
Professor M Cates University of Edinburgh 1995 1998
Professor S K Donaldson, FRS University of Oxford 1995 1998
Professsor T W B Kibble, FRS Imperial College 1995 1997
Professor J Moser ETH Zurich 1995 1997
Professor J F Toland, FRS University of Bath 1995 1999
Professor H K Moffatt, FRS (Director) Isaac Newton Institute 1996 2001
Professor N J Hitchin, FRS (Chair) University of Oxford 1998 2001
Professor S White, FRS Max-Planck Institut fur Astrophysik 1998 2001
Professor D Zagier Max-Planck Institut fur Mathematik 1998 2001
Professor R M Anderson, FRS University of Oxford 1999 2000
Professor R H Dijkgraaf University of Amsterdam 1999 2002
Professor C M Elliott University of Sussex 1999 2002
Professor W T Gowers, FRS DPMMS, Cambridge 1999 2002
Professor E G Rees (Chair) University of Edinburgh 1998 2005
Professor A J Macintyre, FRS University of Edinburgh 2000 2003
Professor M A Moore, FRS University of Manchester 2000 2003
Professor J Stark University College London 2000 2003
Professor T C B McLeish University of Leeds 2001 2004
Professor J R Whiteman Brunel University 2001 2004
Professor C Bernardi University of Paris 6 2002 2005
Professor G Ross, FRS University of Oxford 2002 2005
Professor Sir John Kingman, FRS (Director) Isaac Newton Institute 2001 2006
Professor Sir J M Ball, FRS (Chair) University of Oxford 2002 2013
Professor S Abramsky, FRS University of Oxford 2003 2006
Professor S K Donaldson, FRS Imperial College London 2003 2006
Professor B W Silverman, FRS University of Bristol 2003 2006
Professor J G McWhirter, FRS, FREng QinetiQ 2004 2007
Professor E B Martin University of Newcastle 2004 2007
Professor M-F Vigneras University of Paris 7 2004 2007
Professor P V Coveney, FInstP, FRSC University College London 2005 2008
Professor C M Series University of Warwick 2005 2008
Professor C S Frenk, FRS University of Durham 2006 2009
Professor K G Binmore, CBE University College London 2006 2009
Professor M Vingron Max-Planck Institut für Molekulare Genetik 2006 2009
Professor Sir DJ Wallace, CBE FRS FREng (Director) Isaac Newton Institute 2006 2011
Professor PJ Green, FRS University of Bristol 2007 2010
Professor N Trefethen, FRS University of Oxford 2007 2010
Professor E Burke University of Nottingham 2007 2010
Professor M Broué (co-opt) Institut Henri-Poincaré 2006 2009
Professor DR Fearn, FRSE University of Glasgow 2008 2011
Professor E Ghys ENS Lyon 2008 2011
Professor SR Reid, FREng University of Aberdeen 2008 2011
Professor M-F Roy IRMAR 2009 2012
Professor D Preiss University of Warwick 2009 2012
Professor E Süli University of Oxford 2010 2014
Professor C Villani (co-opt) Institut Henri-Poincaré 2010 2014
Professor R Twarock University of York 2010 2013
Professor T Wooley University of Bristol 2010 2013
Professor K Ball (ex officio) ICMS Edinburgh 2010 2014
Professor M Calder  University of Glasgow 2011 2014
Professor W Kendall University of Warwick 2011 2014
Professor J Toland FRS FRSE (Director) Isaac Newton Institute 2011 2016
Professor R Thomas Imperial College London 2012 2015
Professor J Lygeros Zurich 2012 2015
Professor S Richardson Cambridge 2012 2015
Professor John Toland (Director) Isaac Newton Institute 2011 2016
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