Library services to INI participants are available from the Betty and Gordon Moore Library on presentation of an INI entrance card. The Moore Library, which is less than a minutes walk away, holds Cambridge University Library’s working collections in mathematics, physics, astronomy, computer science, materials science, engineering, biological, chemical, earth and environmental sciences providing major working collections in support of the teaching and research of the University in science and technology – see http://moore.libraries.cam.ac.uk/
The Betty and Gordon Moore Library (BGML) houses the University’s main collections in the physical sciences, technology and mathematics, and is located to the rear of INI.
The University Library (UL) is the main library for the University of Cambridge. It is a legal deposit library and contains material on a wide range of subjects.
Cambridge Central Library is the public library in Lion Yard, Cambridge. Visitors and their families may arrange to join this library and use online resources by filling in the Online Application Form.
INI visitors are encouraged to submit relevant papers to the series. All papers must have been either completed at or based on work that took place partially or wholly at the Institute. You can still submit material to the preprint series even after your visit has ended as long as it is based on work that you did during your visit. Please send a PDF copy to firstname.lastname@example.org, which will be added to the Preprint Series.
The INI does not hold any of Newton’s original manuscripts or papers; these are primarily to be found in the archives of Cambridge University Libraryand the Keynes Collection at King’s College. INI does, however, hold a collection of texts dealing with Newton’s life and works, including modern editions of some of his correspondence, mathematical and optical papers. We have also been given a modern transcript of the 1671 will of William Clark, the Grantham apothecary with whom Newton boarded while at the King’s School (c.1630), and an inventory of the apothecary’s shop (by kind permission of Ms V Horry). All books can be found in the Books about Sir Isaac Newton webpage.
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INI is especially important as a forum where early-career researchers meet senior colleagues and form networks that last a lifetime.
Here you can learn about all activities past, present and future, watch live seminars and submit your own proposals for research programmes.
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The Isaac Newton Institute is a national and international visitor research institute. It runs research programmes on selected themes in mathematics and the mathematical sciences with applications over a wide range of science and technology. It attracts leading mathematical scientists from the UK and overseas to interact in research over an extended period.
INI has a vital national role, building on many strengths that already exist in UK universities, aiming to generate a new vitality through stimulating and nurturing research throughout the country.During each scientific programme new collaborations are made and ideas and expertise are exchanged and catalysed through lectures, seminars and informal interaction, which the INI building has been designed specifically to encourage.
For INI’s knowledge exchange arm, please see the Newton Gateway to Mathematics.
The Institute depends upon donations, as well as research grants, to support the world class research undertaken by participants in its programmes.
Fundraising activities are supported by a Development Board comprising leading figures in academia, industry and commerce.
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Our administrative staff can help you with any queries regarding a prospective or planned visit. If you would like to discuss a proposed a research programme or other event, our senior management team will be happy to help.