The London Mathematical Laboratory is a UK registered charity funded by donations. Through their generosity and enthusiasm our benefactors help us make research and outreach possible. Some have shared our journey since LML’s founding in 2012, and we are proud of what we have achieved together.

If you would like to help LML meet its charitable aims, please email our Director, Colm Connaughton, or visit the donate page.

Private donors

LML has received financial support from many individuals and organisations. Our policy is to list supporters as anonymous unless we have their permission to do otherwise.

  • More than £1,000,000: anonymous
  • £100,000 – £1,000,000: James Anderson, Bill Miller
  • £10,000 – £100,000: Marc Elsberg, Farhan S. Mustafa, Ole Peters, Charles Vermont, Zonlab
  • £1,000 – £10,000: Alex Adamou, Endwell Scientific Consulting, Carlos de Góes Mascarenhas Filho, The Mercers’ Company
  • Up to £1,000: many anonymous donors

Corporate Sponsors

LML welcomes corporate sponsorships. Our supporters share our view that intellectual freedom is crucial for success in science. While LML does not undertake commissioned work, we appreciate that the research of our Fellows has practical social relevance. Corporate sponsorships are an acknowledgement of this. Our partners and Fellows gain much from engaging and exchanging scientific ideas with each other.

We encourage you to consider sponsoring our Economics research and our Summer School, and Science on Screen programmes. Please email the Director of LML, Colm Connaughton, to start a conversation.

Baillie Gifford has pledged £1 million over four years to LML’s research into economics. The programme focuses on decision-making that optimises long-term outcomes. You can find out more by following our dedicated blog. Baillie Gifford has fostered a culture based on partnership, rigorous research methods, and an investment philosophy that focuses on growth over the long term. We are excited about exchanging ideas over the coming years.

Academic Grants

The Novo Nordisk Foundation (Novo Nordisk Fonden) has made a grant of 5 million Danish kroner to Ollie Hulme and Ole Peters as part of its Exploratory Interdisciplinary Synergy programme. This grant will fund research into The ergodicity experiment: Does the brain compute time averages? Combining insights from functional neuroimaging and ergodicity economics, neuroscientists from the Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance and mathematicians from LML will explore whether and how time averages are used by the brain’s reward system. In buidling decision theory on physical foundations, it is hoped this project will shed light on how the reward system works and how people make risky decisions.