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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, 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.

Videoconference by Slava Rychkov, Thursday 29 October 2020

A videoconference by Slava Rychkov, organized by Les Amis de l'IHES

Videoconference by Slava Rychkov organized by Les Amis de l'IHES on Thursday 29 October 2020

The conference by Slava RYCHKOV (IHES) organized by Les Amis de l’IHES, entitled:

“Contre la logique du Lego”

initially scheduled on Thursday 12 March 2020, has taken place (in French) via Zoom on Thusday 29 October 2020 from 17:30 to 19:00.


Traditional physics wants to find elementary constituents in each phenomenon, 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“.


Contact : amisihes@ihes.fr

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