The Newton Institute is keen to measure the wide-ranging impact of its scientific programmes. To this end we have developed a series of case studies based on the specific experiences of researchers which show the significant advances made during their time at INI. These case studies highlight the breadth of impact and the pervasive value of the mathematical sciences, including economic or social benefit and influence on government policy. Over time, we hope that these case studies will become a substantial body of evidence to ensure that the Institute can demonstrate its effectiveness to funders and stakeholders. The case studies completed so far can be seen below.
Computer vision is broadly defined as the science of teaching computers how to “see”.
Stephen Hawking, who was a constant friend to the Institute, said: “When we research across boundaries of subject and specialism, and delve deep into the mysteries of mathematical theory, we expand our understanding and illuminate the unknown. The Newton Institute exists to make this happen, and I have greatly valued my involvement with it”. Crossing […]
We are all familiar with the Platonically perfect objects of ordinary geometry: circles, lines, spheres, planes, and so forth.
The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INI) was conceived and founded to be a national institution serving the entire UK mathematics research community.
Artificial neural networks – the result of researchers’ efforts to mimic the processes that take place in the human brain – have been a focus of extensive research for some time.
Few things in nature are as dramatic, and potentially dangerous, as ocean waves. The impact they have on our daily lives extends from shipping to the role they play in driving the global climate.
Progress in pure mathematics has its own tempo. Major questions may remain open for decades, even centuries, and once an answer has been found, it can take a collaborative effort of many mathematicians in the field to check that it is correct.
The Strong Fields, Integrability and Strings programme, which took place at the Isaac Newton Institute, explored an area that would have been close to Isaac Newton’s heart: how to unify Einstein’s theory of gravity, a continuation of Newton’s own work on gravitation, with quantum field theory, which describes the atomic and sub-atomic world, but cannot account for the force of gravity.