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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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News from our Patron HRH The Princess Royal

We are delighted to announce that HRH The Princess Royal will be our Guest of Honour at the 50th Anniversary Celebration on 14 May at the Royal Society. The President will be presenting an Honorary Fellowship certificate to the Princess Royal.
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IMA Presidential Address 2014

"The potential and challenges for mathematics teaching and learning in the digital age" The President, Professor Dame Celia Hoyles, will give her Presidential Address at 6.30p.m. on 25 June 2014, at the Royal Society, London.
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IMA Gold Medal 2014

The winner of IMA Gold Medal of 2014 is Dr Clifford Cocks CB, formerly Chief Mathematician of GCHQ.
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Teacher Training Scholarships

Round 4 of the application process for the Maths Teacher Training Scholarships opens 10th March. If you have completed your application for secondary maths teacher training or are thinking about becoming a maths teacher you should also consider applying for a prestigious scholarship that brings with it £25k and much more. Applications for round 4 should be submitted by 9am on Monday 28th April 2014. So if you are passionate about sharing your love of maths click here for more information and how to apply.

IMA Mathematicians in list of UK top 100 scientists

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) is delighted to announce that five of its members are among a list of 100 Leading UK Scientists. The list is the result of a competition held by the Science Council to mark its 10th Anniversary with the winners announced on the 14th of January 2014.
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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.

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William Benter Prize in Applied Mathematics 2014

The prize recognises outstanding mathematical contributions that have had a direct and fundamental impact on scientific, business, finance and engineering applications.

Nominations are now open.



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.

February 2014 
Features and Articles

MT December coverIMA@50 Editorial: The IMA – what was, and is, it for?

A Message from HRH The Princess Royal, the IMA Patron for 2014

The Next 50 Years

Interview with Celia Hoyles, the New IMA President

Sherlock Holmes and the Three-Body Problem

Cover Photo: artwork © IMA, created by Cloudscape Studios Limited.
Individual image credits available on the contents page



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