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Mathematical Sciences Institutes

There are currently seven Mathematical Sciences Institutes funded by the National Science Foundation:

Institute of Mathematics (AIM)

AIM is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994. The goals of AIM are to expand the frontiers of mathematical knowledge through focused research projects, through sponsored conferences, and through the development of an on-line mathematics library. AIM is also interested in helping to preserve the history of mathematics through the acquisition and preservation of rare mathematical books and documents and in making these materials available to scholars of mathematical history.

Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) / Park City Mathematical Institute (PCMI)

IAS was founded in 1930 and is a private, independent academic institution located in Princeton, New Jersey. It is one of the world’s leading centers for theoretical research and intellectual inquiry. The Institute exists to encourage and support fundamental research in the sciences and humanities. It provides for the mentoring of scholars by Faculty, and offers all who work there the freedom to undertake research that will make significant contributions in any of the broad range of fields in the sciences and humanities studied at the Institute.

Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM)

ICERM’s mission is to support and broaden the relationship between mathematics and computation: specifically, to expand the use of computational and experimental methods in mathematics, to support theoretical advances related to computation, and address problems posed by the existence and use of the computer through mathematical tools, research and innovation.

Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI)

Founded in 2020, the essential mission of IMSI is to apply rigorous mathematics and statistics to urgent, complex scientific and societal problems, and to spur transformational change in the mathematical sciences and the mathematical sciences community. This mission is based on a vision with three fundamental elements: innovation, communication, and diversity.  IMSI's scientific themes are Climate Change, Health Care & Medicine, Quantum Computing & Information, Material Science, Data & Information, and Uncertainty Quantification.

Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM)

Founded in 2000, IPAM fosters the interaction of mathematics with a broad range of science and technology, builds new interdisciplinary research communities, promotes mathematical innovation, and engages and transforms the world through mathematics. IPAM fulfills its mission through workshops and other programs that connect mathematics and other disciplines or multiple areas of mathematics.

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)

MSRI was founded in 1982 and hosts about 85 mathematicians and postdoctoral research fellows each semester for extended stays and holds programs and workshops, which draw approximately 2,000 visits by mathematical scientists throughout the year.

Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI)

SAMSI was established in 2002 and is a partnership of Duke University, North Carolina State University (NCSU), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS), in collaboration with the William Kenan, Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science. SAMSI is housed at the NISS/SAMSI building in the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. It’s mission is to forge a synthesis of the statistical sciences and the applied mathematical sciences with disciplinary science to confront the very hardest and most important data- and model-driven scientific challenges.


Other affiliated Mathematical Sciences Institutes:

Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)

IMA was founded in 1982 and is located on the University of Minnesota campus. It is an NSF-funded visitors’ institute that has grown to become among the most influential math institutes in the world. Its mission is to connect scientists, engineers, and mathematicians in order to address scientific and technological challenges in a collaborative, engaging environment, developing transformative, new mathematics and exploring its applications, while training the next generation of researchers and educators.

Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI)

MBI was created in 2002 to provide a national forum for mathematical biosciences that can catalyze such interactions between biological, medical, and mathematical scientists through vigorous programs of research and education, and to nurture a nationwide community of scholars in this emerging field. It is located at Ohio State University.