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.

Cancellation of the conference by Slava Rychkov

Due to the rise of Covid-19 Coronavirus cases in France, the conference by Slava Rychkov scheduled this Thursday 12 March is postponed to a later date.

Due to the rise of Covid-19 Coronavirus cases in France, the conference by Slava Rychkov scheduled this Thursday 12 March is postponed to a later date.

The association “Les Amis de l’IHES” will organize a conference on Thursday 12 March 2020 at 5pm, in the Marilyn and James Simons Conference Centre.

Slava RYCHKOV (IHES) will give a talk (in French) entitled:

“Contre la logique du Lego”

“Traditional physics wants to find in each phenomenon elementary constituents, which are assembled like Lego bricks to build more complicated objects. I want to imagine with you another world, or another physics, which does not use elementary components.”

The conference will be followed by a musical interlude by Bella SCHÜTZ (piano) who will perform works by J.-S. Bach, and L. van Beethoven.

Free admission on registration (mandatory).

Contact: Ingrid Peeters (01 60 92 66 64)

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