Les Amis de l’IHES helps to promote the cutting edge research carried out at IHES as widely as possible. They organise conferences aimed at a broad audience, to introduce current research projects and organise 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.
Jacques Livage, a chemist and holder of the Condensed Matter Chemistry Chair at Collège de France, and a member of the French Academy of Science, will give a conference titled "bio-inspired materials, from the art of fire to soft chemistry". The conference will be in French only.
The association Les Amis de l’IHES is organizing a new conference, targeted to a general audience, which will take place on Thursday November 30th at 5pm, in the Marilyn and James Simons Conference Centre at IHES.
Jacques Livage, a chemist and the holder of the Condensed Matter Chemistry Chair at Collège de France, and a member of the French Academy of Science, will give a conference titled:
“Bio-inspired materials: from the art of fire to soft chemistry”.
In his talk, he will explain how obsrving nature allowed to develop a soft chemistry, so called to highlight the contrast with the high temperatures that often characterize the making of modern materials. The “bio-inspired” materials that these techniques allow to obtain have interesting properties that open possibilities in the domain of bio-technologies.
The talk will be followed by a musical interlude. Louis Abraham will play piano sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven and Frédéric Chopin.
Contact : Ingrid Peeters (01 60 92 66 64)
Registration is free but required: email@example.com
The conference will be in French only.