# Mathematical Digest

### Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics

in the Popular Press

"Maths institute planned to meet multiplying demand," by Jim Giles. *Nature*, 11 December 2003.

*Nature* reports that the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, a top-levelmathematics institute at Imperial College London, is scheduled to open in early2005. Phil Hall, a mathematician at Imperial College will serve as the firstdirector of the institute that will host six applied research groups. Thebrief article touches on the areas of study and funding issues.A short piece about this institute also appeared in *Science* magazine:"Logical next step," in Random Samples, *Science*, 19 December 2003, page2065.

*--- Annette Emerson*