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.

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon elected new president of Les Amis de l’IHES

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon elected new president of Les Amis de l'IHES

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, director of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES) from 1994 to 2013 and honorary professor of the Institute since then, was elected president of Les Amis de l'IHES at the meeting of the Board of Directors of the association that took place on May 31, 2022.

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, director of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES) from 1994 to 2013 and honorary professor of the Institute since then, was elected president of Les Amis de l’IHES at the meeting of the Board of Directors of the association that took place on May 31, 2022. He succeeds Valentin Poénaru, former professor of mathematics at Université Paris-Sud (now Université Paris-Saclay), who was president of Les Amis de l’IHES from 2009 to 2022. The Board has decided to appoint him honorary president of the association. Jean-Marc Deshouillers, who was himself president of Les Amis de l’IHES, was elected Secretary. The details of the new governance of Les Amis de l’IHES are available here.

The next event organized by the association will take place on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 5:00 pm (French Time) at IHES in a hybrid format. It will be a conference given by Annie Sainsard-Chanet, former professor at Université Paris-Saclay, entitled “Molecular scissors: a biological revolution” (full information here).

As usual, it will be followed by a musical moment.

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.