Evidence A: Sample of mathematical research programs
Some examples of programs conducted by national mathematical sciences institutes worldwide to attract international research leaders. Note the range of fields of application.
Evidence B: Some contributions of mathematical centres in other OECD countries
Evidence C: Recent publications arising from mathematics research centres
The following gives a sense of the types and numbers of publications by a sample of the centres listed above. Note that these are only some of the publications listed in the centres’ reports and websites and that they do not include many of the numerous refereed journal articles published by participants during or after theme programs. Compilation of such lists would require inspection of each participant’s c.v. However, even without these, it is clear that mathematics research centres such as we are proposing are hugely productive in terms of high-level publications.