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The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) is the UK's learned and professional society for mathematics and its applications. The IMA exists to support the advancement of mathematical knowledge and its applications and to promote and enhance mathematical culture in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, for the public good.

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Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships

The application process for Mathematics Teacher training Scholarships are now open. To apply click here

VACANCY at the IMA, (based in Southend-on-Sea)

A vacancy exists for the post of Services Officer – Journals. Please access the application form, job advertisement, post outline and background information documents here.

Please note that applications should be made via our application form and should be submitted as an email attachment to with Services Officer (Journals) Application in the email subject line.  Further information regarding the application process is to be found at the link above.

The IMA is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014

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To celebrate 50 years of achievement, the IMA plans an exciting series of events during 2014. These will look forward to the developments and limitless opportunities for the applications of mathematics in the next 50 years and celebrate the achievements of the past.

We are delighted to report that Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, our Patron for the anniversary year, was Guest of Honour at the celebratory event which took place on 14 May at the Royal Society, London.

‘Celebrating Mathematics – an IMA-Ri joint event’ took place at the Royal Institution, London, on 7 October 2014.

For photographs from these events please visit the IMA’s Flickr page.
For additional information on this and other anniversary-related events, please visit the IMA 50th Anniversary page.

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2014 Zeeman Medal

We, together with the LMS, are pleased to announce that Professor Marcus du Sautoy, University of Oxford, will receive the 2014 Christopher Zeeman Medal for the Promotion of Mathematics to the Public.

The Christopher Zeeman Lecture and Medal Presentation will take place on 3 March 2015.
For additional information and to request event tickets.




Mathematics Today is the IMA general interest mathematics publication providing articles, reports, reviews and news for mathematicians. Institute members receive six issues per year as part of their membership subscription. Institutions may purchase an annual subscription.

December 2014
Features and Articles

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Celebrating Mathematics: IMA-Ri joint event

Career Profile: Dominic Thorrington MIMA

Transition to STEM Degrees – Further Maths A-level

Pendulum Pattern Perception

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