Simons Foundation & Friends of Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques

About Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques

The Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS) is a fundamental research centre created in 1958 by Léon MOTCHANE, where freedom of research and spontaneous interactions are the core values. Dedicated to mathematics and theoretical physics, it also promotes a multidisciplinary approach and recently engaged in activities at the interface of mathematics and biology as well as new fields of research linked to high technology.

IHÉS welcomes a few permanent professors (mathematicians and theoretician physicists), about the same number of long-time CNRS visitors and each year around 200 to 250 researchers of French or foreign institutions who are invited for research visits. Thanks to its permanent professors, IHÉS has been awarded numerous international rewards including 7 Fields medals.

Friends of IHES, Inc. is a charitable 501 (c) (3) organization created in 1999. Its primary goals are: to increase the visibility of IHÉS (Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques) in the U­nited States; to coordinate the network of current and former American visiting scholars to the Institute; to raise funds for IHÉS.

About the Simons Foundation
Established in 1994, the Simons Foundation is a private foundation based in New York City. With assets of $2 billion and annual grants of approximately $170 million, the foundation is dedicated to advancing the frontiers of research in basic science and mathematics.
Simons Foundation programs in Mathematics & Physical Sciences support mathematics, theoretical computer science and theoretical physics, and the foundation's Life Sciences programs have focused on research that promotes synergy between biology and mathematics.
The foundation is also committed to advancing autism research. Launched in 2005, the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is a research campaign whose mission is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders by funding, catalyzing and driving innovative research of the greatest quality and relevance.