Mikefest: A conference in honor of Michael Douglas's 60th birthday - IHES
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Mike Fest: A conference in honor of Michael Douglas’ 60th birthday

MIKE FEST – 9-13 May 2022

In honor of the 60th birthday of Michael R. Douglas, a longtime supporter of IHES, a conference was held in his honor on May 9-13, 2022 at the Institute.

Michael R. Douglas, who recently stepped down as president of Friends of IHES, is a theoretical physicist known notably for his work on string theory and mathematical physics. His relationship with the IHES dates back to 2000 when he became the Louis Michel Chair of Theoretical Physics.

During five days, several international speakers will cover the topics on which Mike Douglas has worked and made profound contributions, namely: string theory, matrix models, mathematical physics, and machine learning.

To register, get more information on the MikeFest program, and stay up to date on the latest action, go to the dedicated webpage.

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Organizers : 

  • Costas Bachas, LPENS
  • Semyon Klevtsov, Univ. Strasbourg
  • Nikita Nekrasov, SCGP & Stony Brook
  • Emmanuel Ullmo, IHES

Invited speakers:

  • Vijay Balasubramanian, Univ. of Pennsylvania
  • Alexander Belavin, Independent Univ. Moscow (TBC)
  • Ilka Brunner, Univ. München
  • Alain Connes, IHES & Collège de France
  • Frederik Denef, Columbia Univ.
  • Bartomeu Fiol, Univ. de Barcelona
  • Jaume Gomis, Perimeter Institute (TBC)
  • Sasha Gorsky, IITP RAS, MIPT
  • Chris Hull, Imperial College
  • Shamit Kachru, Stanford Univ.
  • Volodya Kazakov, LPENS
  • Maxim Kontsevich, IHES
  • Patrick Massot, LMO – Univ. Paris-Saclay
  • Luca Mazzucato*, Univ. of Oregon
  • David McAllester, TTIC *
  • Liam McAllister, Cornell Univ.
  • Greg Moore*, Rutgers Univ.
  • Rémi Monasson, LPENS
  • Eliezer Rabinovici, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem
  • John Schwarz, Caltech

  • Nathan Seiberg*, IAS
  • Steve Shenker*, Stanford Univ.
  • Eva Silverstein*, Stanford Univ.
  • Christian Szegedy, Google Research
  • Washington Taylor*, MIT
  • Alessandro Tomasiello, Univ. Degli Studi Di Milano Bicocca
  • Josef Urban, CIIRC
  • Steve Zelditch*, Northwestern Univ.

* remote talks