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Why support Friends of IHES?

Friends of IHES, Inc. is a charitable 501 (c) (3) organization created in 1999. Its primary goals are to increase the visibility of IHES in the United States, coordinate the network of current and former American visiting researchers to the Institute, and to raise funds for IHES. IHES is a private and non-for profit advanced research institute in mathematics, theoretical physics and all related sciences. Renowned in the international scientific community, the Institute is located in France.Ever since its creation in 1958, IHES has been a community of scholars that values the opportunity to work together. Anchored by the five permanent professors, the intellectual life of the Institute is constantly stimulated and invigorated by a programme of seminars and meetings, by the formation of research groups focusing on specific areas of interest and by the day-to-day personal interactions that are part of life at the Institute. Intellectual liberty is at the heart of what makes IHES the exceptional centre of fundamental research that it is. Its Permanent and Visiting Professors are free to pursue their interests in a spirit of total freedom and independence, completely unfettered from teaching duties and administrative responsibilities or concerns.