Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques

Location: Bures-Sur-Yvette, France

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IHES is a leading center of advanced research in mathematics and the physical sciences. While IHES has only a small permanent staff, it continuously hosts a large number of visiting distinguished scientists and mathematicians from around the world. At IHES, outstanding researchers can devote themselves wholly to their work.

In 2004, The Simons Foundation completed a matching grant pledge to IHES in which we pledged up to $2 million over four years, matching any funds raised by IHES from outside sources. This support was used to build The Simons Amphitheatre, an enhancement to IHES’ physical plant that will enable it to be the site of large conferences. The Amphitheatre was inaugurated in Spring, 2005 and is in use now.