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  • Thibault Damour - IHES Scientific activity

    Thibault Damour is one of the winners of the “Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics”

    The "Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics" recognises the scientists and engineers who have contributed to the historic detection of gravitational waves.

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  • Amis de l'IHES

    21 avril 2016 – Stanislas DEHAENE

    Stanislas DEHAENE (Professeur au Collège de France et Directeur de l’Unité INSERM-CEA-Paris-Sud de Neuro-imagerie Cognitive)

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  • Scientific activity

    Permanent professor Thibault Damour received two international distinctions

    On 20 April 2016 Thibault Damour was elected Foreign Honorary Member to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was also awarded the 2016 Lodewijk Woltjer Lecture for his "outstanding career on theoretical implications of general relativity and in particular on the prediction of the newly-observed gravitational wave signal of coalescing binary black holes" on 12 April 2016 by the European Astronomical Society.

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  • BD le monde quantique Comics

    Le Mystère du Monde Quantique

    A scientific graphic novel (in French) to understand quantum physics.

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  • Scientific activity

    Gravitational waves and black hole coalescence

    IHES salutes the first observation of gravitational waves emitted by a black hole binary system by the two US LIGO interferometers from the LIGO/Virgo international network.

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  • Micha Gromov IHES Event

    Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology

    In December 2015 a meeting was held at the IHES to explore the consequences of the newest developments in cellular and molecular biotechnology, comprising 29 invited speakers from seven countries and attended by about a hundred participants.

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  • Jim Simons, Emmanuel Ullmo Supporting IHES

    Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques to receive the largest gift in the Institute’s 57-year history

    IHES confirmed receipt of an unrestricted grant to the upcoming Capital Campaign of €7.5 million. The €7.5 million pledge is the largest gift ever received at the Institute.

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  • Olivia caramello IHES Event

    Topos à l’IHES

    The "Topos à l’IHES" conference, organised by O. Caramello, P. Cartier, A. Connes, S. Dugowson and A. Khelif thanks to a L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science fellowship, took place from 23 to 27 November 2015.

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  • Affiche Oggus Event

    Conference in honour of Arthur Ogus

    A conference on algebraic geometry in honour of A. Ogus on the occasion of his 70th birthday took place at IHES from 23 to 25 September.

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  • Mérouane Debbah, Emmanuel Ullmo Supporting IHES

    Huawei made a one million euro gift to IHES to enhance the fundamental research and co-organise a conference on mathematical sciences

    Huawei, a global provider of information and communication technology (ICT) solutions, announces a one million euro gift to the foundation of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES), as well as the program of the first Huawei / IHES conference on mathematical sciences. (In french only)

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  • Alessandro Nagar, Thibault Damour Scientific activity

    Crucial theoretical breakthrough to detect gravitational waves

    Combining an analytical approach with numerical methods, an international team of physicists has obtained an accurate theoretical description of the gravitational waves emitted during the last orbits of a binary system made of two neutron stars. This new result could have a significant astronomical impact in allowing the detectors LIGO and Virgo to observe these waves in the next few years.

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