Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research

Established in October 2005, the Heilbronn Institute brings together high-calibre mathematicians from various disciplines to conduct theoretical research into key areas of mathematics.

The Heilbronn Institute is a partnership between Bristol University and the Government Communications Headquarters.

The Institute has about 30 members including both established researchers on secondment and some with recently awarded PhDs; their fields of expertise include topics in number theory, algebraic geometry, algebra, combinatorics, probability, quantum information, computational statistics and statistical learning.

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.

Heilbronn Institute research outputs

Research fellows of the Institute are active in the Pure, Applied and Probability and Statistics research groups, and participate in a number of seminar series and reading groups.

The work of the Institute is managed by a Director and Associate Director, advised by Strategic Director Professor Trevor Wooley. The founding Director of the Heilbronn was Professor Elmer Rees and his successors were Professor Malcolm MacCallum and Professor Geoffrey Robinson.

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.

Heilbronn Institute events

We organise a two-day annual conference and two or more workshops and 'Heilbronn Days' each year. We also sponsor events and conferences organised elsewhere.

Hans Heilbronn was born in Germany in 1908 and emigrated to the UK in 1933.