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About Us

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), founded by Alladi Ramakrishnan in 1962, is a national institution for fundamental research in the mathematical and physical sciences. The Institute is governed by a Board and an Academic Council. The present Director of the institute is Prof. R. Balasubramanian.


Research at IMSc is supported by the Department of Atomic Energy of the Government of India and by the Government of Tamil Nadu. Institute members work primarily in the areas of Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science and Theoretical Physics.

The Institute has an active graduate research program to which a select group of students are admitted every year to work towards a Ph.D. degree. IMSc hosts a large number of scientists at the post-doctoral level and supports a vibrant Visiting Scientist Scheme. More information is available under Academic Programmes at IMSc.

IMSc has an outstanding scientific library, a computing facility which contains the fastest academic computer in India (as of mid 2004) and a dedicated high-speed network. The Institute hosts several national and international scientific meetings every year. The Institute Annual Reports summarize past and ongoing research.

A new, centrally air-conditioned office and lecture-hall complex houses academic members of IMSc. A 200 seat auditorium, the Ramanujan auditorium, is used for large scientific meetings while smaller lecture halls and classrooms accomodate more modest gatherings. Most public areas in the Institute, including seminar and discussion rooms, lounges and the auditorium are Wi-Fi enabled. 

Located in South Chennai, in the Adyar-Taramani area, the Institute is based in the verdant surroundings of the Central Institutes of Technology (CIT) Campus. The Institute campus also contains 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.


Jul 8 - Room 327 Normality of Boolean functions and its impact on stream cipher cryptanalysis by Sugata Gangopadhyay
Jul 8 - Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall Planar algebras by Vijay Kodiyalam
Jul 8 - Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall Implications from B→K∗ℓ+ℓ− observables using 3fb−1 of LHCb data by Rahul Sinha
Jul 9 - Room 326 Linear independence of Briggs-Euler-Lehmer constants over number fields by Ekata Saha
Jul 9 - Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall On the representation theory of G~S_n by Murali K Srinivasan
Jul 10 - Room 326 Shifted convolution sum in the context of Ramanujan expansions by Biswajyoti Saha