Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research

  • BS8 1TW

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research is a national centre supporting research across a range of areas of mathematics in the UK.

At any one time the Heilbronn Institute typically has over 45 members.  These range from extremely distinguished senior visiting academics to postdoctoral researchers holding Heilbronn Research Fellowships.  Currently, more than 30 Research Fellows are supported, for between three and six years.  Since it was established, in 2005, over 170 mathematicians have been members of the Institute, including over 70 Research Fellows.

The Institute is run as a partnership between the UK Government Communications Headquarters and the University of Bristol.  It is located in Bristol and also has facilities in London.

Past and present contributors to the Institute’s work have included many distinguished mathematicians, such as Professors Sir John Ball, Bryan Birch, Clifford Cocks, David Hand, Roger Heath-Brown, Christopher Hooley, Frank Kelly, James Norris, Michael Paterson, Tony Scholl, Nicholas Shepherd-Barron, Sir Martin Taylor and Dominic Welsh.  They have come from over 25 UK universities.  More than eight universities currently host Heilbronn Research Fellows.

Each member of the Institute spends half their time pursuing research directed by the Government Communications Headquarters, and the other half doing personal academic research.

Research areas of interest include, but are not restricted to Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Combinatorics, Computational Statistics, Data Science, Number Theory, Probability, and Quantum Information.

The Heilbronn Institute runs a highly successful programme of events associated with its external research activities.  These include conferences, focused research groups, visitors and workshops.  The Institute also supports other high-profile UK mathematical meetings.

The Institute is named after Professor Hans Heilbronn FRS, who was a major contributor to UK mathematics and in particular to the Department of Mathematics at the University of Bristol.

 

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    Research Output

    2-neighbour-transitive codes with small blocks of imprimitivity

    Gillespie, N. I., Hawtin, D. R. & Praeger, C. E., 7 Feb 2020, In : Electronic Journal of Combinatorics. 27, 1, 16 p., P1.42.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    An expansion algorithm for constructing axial algebras

    McInroy, J. & Shpectorov, S., 15 May 2020, In : Journal of Algebra. 550, p. 379-409 34 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Computing the Galois group of a polynomial over a p-adic field

    Doris, C. J., 26 Jun 2020, In : International Journal of Number Theory.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access

    Projects

    Heilbronn Institute

    Johnson, O. T.

    1/10/0530/09/30

    Project: Research, Parent

    Student theses

    Almost monomial groups and higher level fock spaces

    Author: Skyner, T., 2011

    Supervisor: Rickard, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Computing Degree-1 L-functions Rigorously

    Author: Platt, D. J., 13 Sep 2011

    Supervisor: Booker, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Prizes

    Associate Membership

    Thomas D Oliver (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Heilbronn Focussed Research Grant 2016

    Thomas D Oliver (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Junior Membership

    Thomas D Oliver (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Activities

    • 12 Participation in conference
    • 9 Invited talk
    • 8 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 3 Schools engagement

    Wiener-Anspach Workshop on Boson Sampling

    Alexandra E. Moylett (Invited speaker)

    2 May 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Modular forms are everywhere

    Thomas D Oliver (Participant)

    15 May 201726 May 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Zeros of automorphic L-functions

    Thomas D Oliver (Speaker)

    17 Jan 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk