Research Themes

Scientific themes

Scientific activity at IMSI is organized around a set of themes which have been chosen as focal points for sustained engagement over a long period of time.  These themes typically represent areas which we expect will provide fertile ground for interdisciplinary work involving the mathematical sciences, and where progress has the potential for significant benefits to society.  Long programsinterdisciplinary research clusters, and research collaboration workshops are generally expected to relate strongly to one or more themes.  Standalone workshops will often relate to themes, but may range further afield. The set of themes will evolve over time.  Here, we give a brief description of the Institute‚Äôs current themes.

Explore Our Themes

Scientific activity at IMSI is organized around a set of themes which have been chosen as focal points for sustained engagement over many years.

Climate Science

Climate Science

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing the modern world, with growing and important impacts on natural systems and human life.

Data & Information

Data & Information

The surging data generation capabilities of modern sensors and networked systems and the vastly increased data processing power of computers and storage media have led to the accumulation of enormous volumes of disparate data.

Health Care & Medicine

Health Care & Medicine

Historically, medicine has seen many applications of mathematics and statistics, with examples including the validation of the effectiveness of new drugs, estimation of survival rates for patients undergoing treatments, and medical imaging (CT scans and MRIs).

Materials Science

Materials Science

Materials science is about the discovery, design and development of new materials in areas such as nanotechnology, biomedicine, metallurgy, forensic science, quantum computing, and development of more efficient energy resources.

Quantum Computing & Information

Quantum Computing & Information

There are many challenges, both practical and theoretical, in the emerging and exciting areas of quantum information and computing, which seek to make effective use of the information embedded in the state of a quantum system, and promise to solve previously intractable computational problems and revolutionize simulation.

Uncertainty Quantification

Uncertainty Quantification

Uncertainty is ubiquitous in the modern world. This raises profound challenges in any effort to model massively complex phenomena.