Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai

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The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
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Established 1962
Type Public
Director V. Arvind
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Campus Urban
Website www.imsc.res.in

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) (sometimes also referred to as Matscience) is a research centre located in Chennai, India.[1][2]

IMSc is a national institute for fundamental research in frontier disciplines of the mathematical and physical sciences: theoretical computer science, mathematics, and theoretical physics. It is funded mainly by the Department of Atomic Energy.[3]

History

The institute was founded by Alladi Ramakrishnan in 1962. Its motivation has been the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, USA. It went through a phase of expansion when E. C. G. Sudarshan in the 1980s and R. Ramachandran in 1990's were the Directors. The current Director of the institute is V. Arvind.

Academics

The institute has a graduate research program to which a group of students are admitted each year to work towards a Ph.D. degree. IMSc hosts scientists at the post-doctoral level and supports a visiting scientist program in areas of research in the Institute.[1]

The Institute hosts national and international scientific meetings every year. It has many public outreach programs, especially connecting with Teachers and Students in Colleges, Universities and Schools.[citation needed]

Campus

Main Building, Taramani, campus

Located in South Chennai, in the Adyar-Taramani area, the institute is on the Central Institutes of Technology (CIT) campus. The Institute maintains a student hostel, flatlets for long-term visitors, married students and post-doctoral fellows, and the institute guest house. IMSc has its own faculty housing in Tiruvanmiyur near the seashore.

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 R. Jagannathan, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Resonance (January 1999) vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 89-92, Complete Article.
  2. Muthiah, S. (May 23, 2005). "Ekamra Nivas to university". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 January 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. http://www.imsc.res.in/~office/officeinfo/ Official disclosure under RTI Act (2005).