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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

Congratulations to our new Scholars who will receive £25k plus additional benefits to support their training.  So far we have 36 passionate mathematicians from a variety of backgrounds including final year students and career changers.  Join them and those in the assessment process by applying  here by 28th April.

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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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.

April 2014
Features and Articles

MT December coverEditorial

The Festival of Mathematics and its Applications

Maths Joins the Rolls-Royce Science Prize

Beautiful Music

Communication, Navigation and Mathematics: Part I

The Dome that Touches the Heavens

Cover Photo: © Bimarto Sasri |



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