Institute for Mathematical Sciences

The Institute for Mathematical Sciences, founded in 1989, is closely allied to the Stony Brook Mathematics Department.  The Institutes's Director is Misha Lyubich; its Co-Director is John Milnor, a 1962 Fields Medalist, and the winner of the 1989 Wolf and 2011 Abel Prizes.  Dennis Sullivan, an Institute member, is a winner of the 2009 Wolf Prize.  The Institutes's primary research focus has been on Dynamical Systems with an emphasis on the low-dimensional real and complex cases.  With Oleg Viro recently joining the Institute, Low-Dimensional Topology has become another important direction of research at the IMS.
Permanent Faculty
Milnor Lecturers

Affiliated Faculty

Current Visitors
Jack Milnor            John Milnor
Winner of the 2011 Abel Prize

                                                                      Fields Institute video featuring brief interview with John Milnor

Stony Brook University
May 8 - May 12, 2015

Arnold Mathematical Journal  

Honoring the work of Vladimir Arnold, this journal presents mathematical research in accessible, always interesting form.

This journal presents interdisciplinary results in mathematics, in a style that is understandable and always interesting. Articles use formal and informal approaches to express sophisticated concepts, aiming to “unhide” the process of mathematical discovery.

The International Congress of Mathematicians, Seoul Korea 2014

Press Releases Videos
*  John Milnor, Abel Lecture *  John Milnor, Topology Through Four Centuries
​*  James Simons, My Life in Mathematics            *  James Simons, My Life in Mathematics
*  Artur Avila, Fields Medalist *  Artur Avila (Laudation by Etienne Ghys), From "Regular or Stochastic" to the "Spectral Dichotomy"
  *  Mikhail Lyubich, "Analytic Low-Dimensional Dynamics" from dimension one to two
  *  Jeremy Kahn & Vladimir Markovic,  The surface subgroup and the Ehrenepreis conjectures

Dynamical Systems Seminar

Minicourses in Dynamical Systems / Dynamics Learning Seminar

The Dynamical Systems page

The IMS Preprint Series

Past IMS Conferences

IMS History

IMS Video Collection