A message from the Director of IHES

Dear colleagues, partners, and friends of IHES,

These are unprecedented times for us all as we try to come to terms with the impact of the COVID-19 virus on our personal and professional lives. The situation is evolving daily, but I want to let you know that here at IHES we are hard at work doing everything possible to mitigate the effects of the virus. First and foremost is the health, safety and well-being of our community – researchers and staff members. Our goal is to enable the Institute to function in the best possible fashion during this time of uncertainty.

Following the announcements made by the French government on Monday, we have been obliged to take the difficult decision to suspend all upcoming seminars and conferences and to limit access to Bois-Marie to the strict minimum. At times like this, the natural reaction is to come together as a community; being unable to gather and stay close is therefore difficult, as it is for everyone, but we are finding new ways to stay in touch. Every effort is being made to support our permanent staff and our visitors, particularly those who are far from home.

As we all learn to adapt, my thoughts are with all of you, wherever you find yourself. The IHES community is precious and in these challenging times I will continue to keep you all updated on life at the Institute.

I trust that you and your families remain safe and well.

With my warmest regards,
Emmanuel Ullmo
Director of IHES