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 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.

A public conference on 13 March 2019

New public conference organised by Les Amis de l'IHES

The association “Les Amis de l’IHES” will organise a conference on 13 March at 6pm, in the Marilyn and James Simons Conference Centre.

Nuccio ORDINE (Chaire Alphonse Dupront Paris-Sorbonne — Université de Calabre) will give a talk entitled:

Praise the slowness:
Speed and utilitarianism, enemies of teaching and research

Fast and utilitarianism are now two words that dominate our society: in schools, universities, scientific research and even in our human relations, we must respect the imperatives of speed and profit. The classics, on the other hand, teach us that slowness and free is necessary in the fields of education, scientific research and human relations.

There will be no musical interlude after this conference.

Please note that the talk will be in French.

Contact : Ingrid Peeters (01 60 92 66 64)

Free entrance upon registration: amisihes@ihes.fr

Download the conference poster

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