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, and by Jean-Marc Deshouillers, professor at the University Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2. Since May 2009, the association has been chaired by Valentin Poénaru who was professor at the Paris-Sud University (Orsay) before retiring.
A conference by Claude Bruter, organized by Les Amis de l'IHES was held on 17 February at 5.30pm (French time), in the Marilyn and James Simons Conference Centre and on Zoom.
On 17 February 2022, Claude P. Bruter gave an hybrid conference (in French) taking place both at IHES and on zoom, entitled:
« Arts and mathematics: on the embodiment of mathematical objects within visual art »
Some works of several personalities of the contemporary artistic and mathematical world will illustrate the recent and prodigious development of techniques and tools of representations of the immense universe of mathematical objects. The primary physical origin of the stratified world of mathematics will be highlighted. In parallel to the evolution in its construction of the building M building housing the mathematical objects, colorful and mostly unusual forms of objects borrowed from number theories, geometric theories, topological and fractal theories will appear.
The conference, accompanied by an exhibition of works from ESMA (European Society for Mathematics and the Arts) was followed by a musical interlude by Noémie Combe (violin) and Thibault Damour (Piano).
Contact : Ingrid Peeters
Link to the works presented at the institute
Download the poster