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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
Professor David Abrahams Director, Isaac Newton Institute 30 September 2021
Professor Ken Brown University of Glasgow 31 December 2023
Professor Mark Chaplain University of St Andrews 31 December 2021
Professor Robin Henderson University of Newcastle 31 December 2023
Professor Aleksandar Mijatovic University of Warwick 31 December 2022
Professor Mary Rees University of Liverpool 31 December 2023
Professor Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb University of Cambridge 31 December 2022
Professor John Shawe-Taylor University  College London 31 December 2022
Professor Helen Wilson (Chair) University College London 31 December 2023

   Professor Paul Glendinning   -   University of Manchester/ICMS Scientific Director   -   ex officio as observing member


Previous Scientific Steering Committee members are listed below

Name   Institution FROM TO
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 R Twarock   University of York 2010 2013
Professor T Wooley   University of Bristol 2010 2013
Professor M Calder   University of Glasgow 2010 2013
Professor K Ball (ex officio)   ICMS Edinburgh 2010 2014
Professor W Kendall   University of Warwick 2011 2014
Professor R Thomas   Imperial College London 2011 2015
Professor J Lygeros   ETH Zurich 2012 2015
Professor S Richardson   University of Cambridge 2012 2015
Professor C Villani (co-opt)   Institut Henri-Poincaré 2010 2016
Professor J Toland FRS FRSE (Director)   Isaac Newton Institute 2011 2016
Professor S Cowley    Atomic Energy Authority  2013 2016
Professor M Harris   Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu  2013 2016
Dr E Shuckleburgh   British Antarctic Survey 2013 2016
Professor G-M Greuel   Kaiserslautern 2014 2015
Professor H Byrne   University of Oxford 2014 2017
Professor W Dahmen   RWTH Aachen University 2015 2018
Professor S Jacka   University of Warwick 2015 2018
Professor M Kwiatkowska   University of Oxford 2015 2018
Professor S Tavaré   University of Cambridge 2016 2018
Professor P Glendinning   University of Manchester 2016 2019
Professor I Gordon   University of Edinburgh 2016 2019
Professor Dame F Kirwan   University of Oxford 2016 2019
Professor V Isham (Chair)   University College London 2014 2020
Professor J Keating   University of Oxford 2017 2020
Professor R Taylor   Institute of Advanced Studies 2017 2020
Professor S Terracini   Università degli Studi di Torino 2017 2020
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