About the IMA

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (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.

It is the professional and learned society for qualified and practising mathematicians, with a membership of around 5,000 comprising of mathematicians from all sectors, as well as those with an interest in mathematics.


Corporate affiliates and friends of Mathematics.

Awards and Medals

These awards exist to recognise and reward outstanding achievements by mathematicians.


Branches of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) are important in helping the Institute meet its charitable objectives, but they also provide networking opportunities for members.


Members of the Institute’s Boards and Committees.


The IMA is a member of the Joint Council of Mathematics (JMC) and we inform the deliberations of the Advisory Committee for Mathematical Education (ACME).

Academic Representatives

Academic Representatives are the main IMA contact within UK Universities offering mathematical sciences degrees. We have representatives at most Universities […]

Data Protection

Who we are The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications is a registered charity, number 1017777. What we collect The […]

Purchases and Refunds

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Terms & Conditions

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Early Career Mathematicians

In 2005, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications formed the Younger Members’ Group (YMG) to promote Mathematics to younger members and provide an opportunity for younger members to network.


In 1990 the Institute was incorporated by Royal Charter and was subsequently granted the right to award Chartered Mathematician status.


The Institute has a significant professional dimension, maintained and developed by the Professional Affairs Committee which, although comprising largely industrial members, also has academic representation.


The IMA Research Committee promotes the needs of mathematics and applied mathematics research.

Supporting the IMA

A major requirement of the Royal Charter is that the Institute should promote mathematics for the benefit of society, and a great deal of the activity of the IMA is aimed precisely at this goal.

Women in Mathematics

At its November 2012 meeting, Council gave its strong support to the positive action of finalising a policy on women in mathematics. Further information relating to this decision and the IMA Council statement on women in mathematics follow below.