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The Maxwell Institute

for Mathematical Sciences


The Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences brings together research activities at Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt Universities. 

Launched in 2005, the Maxwell Institute builds on the collaboration of three departments and is funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC).

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Event calendar

The Maxwell Institute organizes occasional conferences, special lectures and meetings which are aimed at enhancing the research environment, promoting the uses of mathematics in other spheres, and linking the groups at the different campuses. 

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The Maxwell Institute encompasses all areas of modern mathematical sciences research ranging from pure subjects to applications. On the pure side, there is work in traditional core areas such as algebra, analysis, geometry, and topology.

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Meet the students and staff that make up the Maxwell Institute across our two campuses at Edinburgh University and Heriot-Watt University.

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Graduate School

The Maxwell Institute Graduate School offers exciting opportunities for postgraduate training in a broad range of areas of mathematics. MIGSAA MIGSAA is its Centre for Doctoral Training, focussing on Analysis & its Applications.

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