IHÉS 50th Anniversary

Talks in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the

Institut Des Hautes Études Scientifiques

Saturday, November 8, 2008
Simonyi Hall

5:15 p.m.: Talks
Thibault Damour
Professor, IHÉS
The Constants of Nature

Robert D. MacPherson
Professor, School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study
Geometry in Bures and Princeton

6:15 p.m.: Reception
Fuld Hall, The Common Room

Please note that the talks are appropriate for a general mathematical audience.

Reservations are requested. Please reply to Susan Olson, Events Coordinator, at solson@ias.edu, or call 609-951-4423.


Beginning at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 7, there will be an exhibit of photographs related to the 50th anniversary of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS) on view in the ground floor hallway of Fuld Hall, right off the Common Room near the Director's Office suites. The photographs will be on display through Saturday, November 8, before being removed on Sunday, November 9 (before noon). The exhibit, conceived by IHÉS as accessible to general audiences, features 27 photographs accompanied by explanatory text (in English).

The photographs and accompanying text featured in the exhibit are excerpted from The Unravelers (A K Peters, 2008), a book conceived and organized in 2007-2008 by Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) film directors Jean-François Dars and Anne Papillault and CNRS researcher Annick Lesne. The publication, now available in bookstores and online, contains fifty entries by established and up-and-coming scientists who are either current or past visitors at the institute.

Additional information about The Unravelers may be found at these links:



Date & Time

November 08, 2008 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm