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Correspondents Network


At the suggestion of the then National Advisory Board, the Newton Institute established in 2002 a list of correspondents in UK Universities, other academic institutions and R&D groups in industry and commerce. These correspondents act as a channel of communication between the Newton Institute and the mathematical sciences community in the UK. Correspondents are regularly informed about activities of the Institute, and it is their responsibility to ensure that the information is disseminated to the relevant Departments in their institution (especially Departments other than mathematics). Correspondents also provide feedback to the Institute.

In January 2018, the Correspondents Network was branded jointly with ICMS, and became the INI-ICMS Correspondents Network.  This rebranded network launched with the INI-ICMS Correspondents Day meeting on 24 January 2018.

Universities and other relevant bodies not yet represented on this list are encouraged to suggest a suitable nominee.

The role of the Correspondents is described in detail here : Correspondents' Duties.

Chair of Correspondents

The principal role of Chair of Correspondents is to assist in the coordination of the activity of the Correspondents Network in linking the two Institutes with the UK mathematical sciences community.  The post-holder will serve a 3-year term, which is renewable.

The current (2019-) Chair of Correspondents is Professor Niall MacKay, Head of Department of Mathematics at the University of York.

Previous chairs have been :

  • Professor Ulrike Tillmann (Oxford), 2015 - 2018
  • Professor Michael Singer (UCL), 2013 – 2015
  • Professor Caroline Series FRS (Warwick), 2009 – 2012


Annual Meeting of Correspondents

See: Annual Meeting of Correspondents

Newton Institute Participants willing to speak elsewhere

The Newton Institute maintains a register of participants who are willing to give seminars at other UK institutions. Newton Institute Correspondents may find this register useful when looking for a speaker with particular subject knowledge.

See: Current Participants Willing to Speak Elsewhere

Lists of Correspondents

See: Current Correspondents in UK Universities and other academic institutions

University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons