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September
2018
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National mathematical institute partners with University to open Manchester office

The Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research (HIMR) will be opening a new office in Manchester, in partnership with the University’s School of Mathematics.

HIMR is a major national centre which works in collaboration with universities and Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) to support mathematics research. It employs more than 30 Heilbronn Fellows, who divide their time between academic research and work for GCHQ.

The Institute also runs a highly successful programme of events to promote and further the cause and understanding of advanced mathematical research. These include conferences, focused research groups and workshops. It is named after Professor Hans Heilbronn FRS, who was a major contributor to UK mathematics.

President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell
Advanced mathematics is the key to many of the challenges facing the nation in the digital age. I am delighted that this partnership will further strengthen the leading role played by the University’s School of Mathematics in meeting those challenges.
President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell

The HIMR Manchester office will open in 2019. It will complement HIMR’s existing facilities in Bristol and London, allowing the Institute to work closely with academics at The University of Manchester and across the North. The University’s School of Mathematics will host a number of Heilbronn Fellows, who will work both at the University and at the Institute.

The University of Manchester President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, said: “Advanced mathematics is the key to many of the challenges facing the nation in the digital age. I am delighted that this partnership will further strengthen the leading role played by the University’s School of Mathematics in meeting those challenges.”

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