IHES - Library

The N. H. Kuiper Library collection focuses on research level materials in mathematics and pure physics. The library also offers various services.
The journal Les Publications mathématiques de l’IHES publishes two annual volumes totalling 400 pages and is a global reference in its field. Preprints collect works conducted at the Institute and often show the scientific collaborations between invited researchers and professors.

The Nicolaas Hendrik Kuiper library

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Thanks to Focus, you can consult the catalog and access the library’s resources.
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The librarian is present at the Institute from Monday to Friday (9 am-12 pm / 1 pm-4:30 pm).
You can also send your requests to service.bibli@ihes.fr

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The IHES library was inaugurated on 23 May 2003 and bears the name of the Institute’s second director, thus honoring the memory of Nicolaas Hendrik Kuiper. The library was created as soon as the Institute moved to Bures-sur-Yvette and was initially situated in the music pavilion in the Bois-Marie site. It is now located on the first floor of the science building and the view it offers of the surrounding woods is conducive to study and inspiration for its readers.

The Nicolaas Hendrik Kuiper Library is specialized in the fields of mathematics, theoretical physics, and any other science related to them. It welcomes :

  • Permanent Professors and visiting researchers of the IHES;
  • Doctoral students, post-doctoral students, researchers, or staff of the University of Paris-Saclay;
  • Users outside Université Paris-Saclay having received the authorization of the Director.

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Institutional partners:

RNBM: This national network of mathematics libraries conducts a national documentary policy and plays a major role in helping the French mathematical community access electronic documentation (consortium agreements).

CNRS: The Nicolaas H. Kuiper library is a CNRS mixed service unit (UMS 1786).

Paris-Saclay University: The Nicolaas H. Kuiper library is also a member of the Paris-Saclay University libraries.


The Jacques Hadamard library
The Paris-Saclay University libraries
The Institut Henri Poincaré library

The Publications mathématiques de l’IHES

Published internationally in three languages, the Publications mathématiques de l’IHES is one of the most prestigious journals in its field.


Subscriptions and back issues

Subscriptions to the Publications mathématiques de l’IHES are handled by:

Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques
Le Bois-Marie
35, route de Chartres
F-91440 Bures-sur-Yvette (France)
Tel: +33 1 60 92 66 98
Information on subscription: publications@ihes.fr

Subscription form 2022.


It is also possible to purchase back issues from IHES.

Please download the order form and return it duly completed to the email address below or by post:

Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques
Le Bois-Marie
35, route de Chartres
F-91440 Bures-sur-Yvette (France)
Tel: +33 1 60 92 66 98

Payment methods:
Once your order has been received, a pro-forma invoice will be sent to you.
Please return it duly completed and signed, with your payment:
– by check (ordered to the name of IHES),
– by credit card.

Books will be sent on receipt of payment.

Orders and price information

Books are also available ­online and on numdam.org.

Current editorial board

This has now been extended to scientists outside the IHES

Editor-in-chief: Sébastien Boucksom

EditorsNicolas Bergeron (ENS), Sébastien Boucksom (CNRS, CMLS, École polytechnique), Pierre Colmez (CNRS, IMJ-PRG), Sylvain Crovisier (CNRS, Paris-Saclay University), Hugo Duminil-Copin (IHES, University of Geneva), Alessio Figalli (ETH Zürich), Fanny Kassel (CNRS, IHES), Olivier Schiffmann (CNRS, Paris-Saclay University)

Advisory board: Mikhail Gromov (IHES), Dennis Sullivan (CUNY and SUNY, Stony Brook, USA)

Former Editors-in-chief, Editors and Advisors
Denis Auroux (2016-2020)
Artur Avila (2010-2014)
Viviane Baladi (2015-2019)
Nicolas Bergeron (2019 – 2022)
Philippe Biane (2010-2019)
Jean Bourgain (1987-2018)
Alain Connes (1999-2020)
Pierre Deligne (1974-2020)
Jean Dieudonné (Editor-in-chief 1959-1980)
Etienne Ghys (Editor-in-chief 1999-2009)
Gerhard Huisken (2010-2016)
Sergiu Klainerman (Editor-in-chief 2010-2012)
Maxim Kontsevich (1986-2020)
Laurent Lafforgue (1999-2008)
Gérard Laumon (2011-2015)
Frank Merle (2013-2020)
Philippe Michel (2015-2019)
Tom Mrowka (2010-2014)
Hiraku Nakajima (2011-2020)
René Thom (1974-1999)
Jacques Tits (Editor 1974-1982, Editor-in-chief 1982-1999)
Claire Voisin (Editor 2007-2010, Editor-in-chief 2010-2019)
Horng-Tzer Yau (2010-2013)

Submit an article

To submit an article to The Publications mathématiques de l’IHES, please send your manuscript directly to Sébastien Boucksom.

History of the review

The Publications mathématiques de l’IHES was created in 1959 under the leadership of Léon Motchane, and Jean Dieudonné, professor at the institute.

Issues were first published at irregular intervals and in four languages: French, English, German and Russian (the latter language has now been abandoned). Gradually, IHES published two annual volumes totalling 800 pages. Since 2012, the journal has had a circulation of 320 printed copies. It is also available ­online and on numdam.org.

The Publications mathématiques de l’IHES is an international journal publishing papers of highest scientific level. Thanks to its worldwide distribution (it can be found in the libraries of the major mathematical institutions in the world), to its tradition of publishing landmark articles and to its broad coverage of the discipline, it has won international recognition.

Jean Dieudonné was the journal’s first editor-in-chief. Jacques Tits succeeded him in 1980 to 1998, followed by Etienne Ghys until 2009.

The editorial board has expanded over the years. Pierre Deligne, Dennis Sullivan, René Thom, all IHES professors, were the first to join the committee in 1980.

They were followed by Mikhail Gromov in 1982, Jean Bourgain in 1987, Maxim Kontsevich in 1996, Laurent Lafforgue in 1999 and Claire Voisin in 2007.

Les Publications mathématiques de l’IHES was managed in 2010 and 2011 by Claire Voisin and Sergiu Klainerman and by Claire Voisin from January 2012 until June 2019. It is then on Nicolas Bergeron’s initiative, editor-in-chief from 2019, that Les Publications mathématiques de l’IHES became diamond open access (more information here). Sébastien Boucksom has taken over as editor-in-chief since July 2022.

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