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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 renewed for third year

The IMA is delighted to be working with the LMS, RSS, MEI and The MA for a third year to deliver up to 250 Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarships worth £25,000 each.
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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.

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.

For photographs from the event please visit the IMA’s Flickr page.

IMA 50th Anniversary Event
7 October 2014
Royal Institution, London

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

For photographs from the event please visit the IMA’s Flickr page.

For additional information on this event and on 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.
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IMA Gold Medal 2014

We take pleasure in announcing that the winner of the IMA Gold Medal 2014 is Dr Clifford Cocks, formerly Chief Mathematician of GCHQ.  Dr Cocks gave his award lecture as part of the programme for the IMA Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration at the Royal Society on 14 May. 
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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.

October 2014
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