IHP - The Institut Henri-Poincaré
The Home of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics since 1928
The Institut Henri Poincaré was inaugurated in 1928 by Émile Borel to promote exchanges between French and international mathematicians. Over the years, it has welcomed the world’s greatest researchers in mathematics and theoretical physics, including Einstein.
Mathematicians and physicists from all over the world meet at IHP to work together. Thematic trimesters and the Research in Paris programme are organised by the Centre Émile Borel (CEB), one of IHP’s historical services. They produce the conferences, seminars and working groups at the cutting edge of international research that give IHP its reputation for excellence. IHP also hosts a number of scientific events each week and wherever possible, hosts visiting mathematicians and theoretical physicists.
A living archive, the Institut Henri Poincaré library offers an outstanding collection of more than 37 000 books, some dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries, and 1 135 journals of mathematics, theoretical physics, science history and philosophy. It also houses a world-famous collection of 600 mathematical models and frequently
organizes exhibitions and events linked to scientific news.
Between now and 2020, IHP will be transforming itself into a House of
Mathematics open to new activities. A 600m2 area will be dedicated to interactive exhibitions and activities. They are intended for students, teachers and anyone wanting to explore the big wide world of mathematics, its history and the position it holds in the 21st century. It will still be hosting high-level research activities but will also be promoting exchanges between researchers and society. Science mediation facilities will enable non-specialist members of the public to explore mathematics and its applications in science and technology.
The Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques
A leader for international events
CIRM offers researchers a whole range of possibilities to:
- Organize or attend one-week research schools, conferences and other shorter or longer events (such as workshops, research in pairs, thematic sessions, etc.). Many of these activities are partly subsidized by CIRM for board and lodging.
- Apply for a Jean-Morlet Chair semester, a unique opportunity to run your own programme of events and spend 6 months in Marseille. Researchers can live onsite, develop intensive collaborations with researchers at Aix-Marseille University and invite international visitors.
- Run workshops over several years on topics in mathematics at large, as well as maths in interactions (with biology, economy, society etc.) - from 2019.
- Attend courses as part of the bespoke Interface programme in mathematics for industry - from 2019.
CIRM has amazing facilities that include onsite accommodation and catering, open-access to a very large library and dissemination of the latest research findings through a very dynamic audiovisual online library. To complement the current offer, brand new residential hotel and restaurant facilities will open in 2019.
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IHES - The Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques
An international reference point for free exchanges between scientists
IHES aims to encourage theoretical research in mathematics, physics, human sciences methodology and any other related theory-based discipline.
Free of teaching duties and administrative tasks, its professors and visiting researchers undertake research in complete independence and total freedom, at the highest international level. This prestigious institute also proposes various activities such as thematic trimesters, seminars, “Cours de l’IHES” as well as summer schools on different topics.
Ever since it was created, IHES has cultivated interdisciplinarity. The constant dialogue between mathematicians and theoretical physicists has led to particularly rich interactions.
The programme of invitations can allow visiting researchers to benefit from a residential stay at this special place, which is a member of Université Paris-Saclay and close to Paris universities.