The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), founded in 1962 and based in the verdant surroundings of the CIT campus in Chennai, is a national institution which promotes fundamental research in frontier disciplines of the mathematical and physical sciences: Theoretical Computer Science, Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, as well as in many interdisciplinary fields. Around a hundred researchers, including faculty members, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students, are members of the Institute at any given time, in addition to a large number of visitors from all over the world.