The Mathematics for Humanity project, an initiative by the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS), is set to move into the new Edinburgh Futures Institute building at Lauriston Place when it opens later this year.
Mathematics for Humanity supports the efforts of mathematical scientists to work for the betterment of humanity by facilitating the delivery of projects that engage with the challenges of accessible education, knowledge-driven activism, and transformative scholarship.
The project is inviting research proposals around three themes: “Integrating the global research community,” “Mathematical challenges for humanity”, and “Global history of mathematics”.
The initiative is led by ICMS Director Minhyong Kim:
‘Mathematics for Humanity will work to create a global network of researchers and institutions devoting time and energy to projects in the mathematical sciences that directly contribute to the improvement of human welfare. Of course, this will involve innovative collaboration with a diverse range of scientists, policymakers, educators, and students. We at the ICMS are extremely excited about the opportunity to work in and with the EFI, whose goals align very closely with ours.’
Edinburgh Futures Institute Director Chris Speed is delighted to welcome the Mathematics for Humanity project as one of the interdisciplinary research hubs and centres that will soon move into the building:
“The Mathematics for Humanity Project aligns perfectly with the Futures Institute’s overall aim to challenge, create and make change happen through novel and ambitious ways of interdisciplinary thinking. We hope incoming researchers find the new building a stimulating and inspiring space to work in, where they are able to meet and engage with other interdisciplinary researchers who want to see a better future!”