The Tait Institute


The Tait Institute is devoted to teaching and research in mathematical physics. Founded by Nick Kemmer in 1955 in honour of Peter Guthrie Tait, it was re-established in 2011 as the focus for mathematical physics in Scotland.

The members of the Tait Institute teach a range of undergraduate degrees in Mathematical Physics. Research covers a wide range of areas: from string theory and cosmology to particle physics, statistical mechanics and high performance computing. The Tait Institute supports international visitor, workshop and summer school programmes in conjunction with SUPA and SUSSP. Annually, it hosts the Robin Schlapp Lecture, given by some of the most distinguished mathematical physicists in the world.