Les Amis de l'IHES - IHES

Les Amis de l’IHES

Les Amis de l’IHES helps to promote the cutting edge research carried out at IHES as widely as possible. They organize conferences aimed at a broad audience, to introduce current research projects and organize cultural events of a scientific nature.

Les Amis de l’IHES is an association which was created on 8 October 1998 to coincide with the Institute’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Louis Michel was Chairman until he passed away on 30 December 1999; he was succeeded by Marcel Berger, former IHES Director, by Jean-Marc Deshouillers, professor at the University Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 and by Valentin Poénaru, former professor at the Paris-Sud University (Orsay) from 2009 until  2022. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, former IHES Director, was appointed President on 31 May 2022.

Conference by Jacques-Deric Rouault on March 14, 2023

New event organized by Les Amis de l'IHES with Jacques-Deric Rouault on Tuesday March 14, 2023 at 5:30 pm in the Marilyn and James Simons Conference Centre and on Zoom.

New event organized by Les Amis de l’IHES on Friday March 14, 2023 at 5:30 pm (French Time) at IHES

Jacques-Deric Rouault, researcher in evolutionary biology and former CNRS researcher gave a conference (in French) entitled:

“The Seven Daughters of Eve”

The analysis of successive mutations of mitochondrial DNA, transmitted by mothers, has shown that Europeans are descending from 7 women (The Seven Daughters of Eve of Brian Sykes), and that the world’s population is structured in about 40 lineages.


Next event on Wednesday, May 31st 2023  at  6:00 pm with Etienne GHYS (ENS Lyon, Permanent Secretary of the Academy of Sciences) : “The Little History of Soccer Ball”.

Contact: Ingrid Peeters (01 60 92 66 64)

The IHES video channel

Since 2013, IHES has uploaded all of its conferences, lectures and public events onto its YouTube channel. View all the scientific events there.