IHES Annual Report 2021 | 6968 | IHES Annual Report 2021
Friends of IHES
Friends of IHES, Inc. is an organization created in 1999 in the United States. It is a Public Charity under Section 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi) of the Internal Revenue Code and exempt from Federal Tax under Section 501 (c) (3). It has three primary goals:
to increase the visibility of IHES in the United States; to coordinate the network of current and former American invited researchers to the Institute, through
the organization of scientific or cultural events, and to raise funds for IHES.
Governance Friends of IHES is governed by a Board of Directors, consisting of a Chairman and President, a Treasurer, a Secretary, two ex-officio members representing IHES, and other members who share an interest in fundamental science and the belief that curiosity-driven basic research is key to society's advancement. The Board members contribute to the work of Friends of IHES by taking part in events organized by Friends of IHES and by being involved in the organization's decisional-making process. The Board typically meets up two to three times a year, either in person or via video conference. In 2021, the Friends of IHES Board of Directors met three times, on March 12, May 27 and November 10, by video conference.
BOARD MEMBERS IN 2021
Michael R. Douglas, Chairman Alexandra Lauvaux, Secretary
Mark Howard, Treasurer Raphael Douady
Sergiu Klainerman Anne de Louvigny-Stone
Nikita Nekrasov John Terilla
Benjamin Servenay Jim Simons
Marylin Simons Robert J. Zimmer
Ex-officio members: Emmanuel Ullmo, Claire Lenz
Friends of IHES events in 2021
Friends of IHES organized a virtual-only lecture on April 22 with Sergiu Klainerman, Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University, who gave a presentation entitled Are Black Holes Real? A Mathematics Perspective . Sergiu Klainerman, a regular visitor to IHES, was co-editor of the Publications mathématiques de l'IHES with Claire Voisin and is currently a member of the Friends of IHES board.
With the easing of restrictions, the gala was held in hybrid format on November 16 at the Lotte Palace in New York City. The theme of this year's gala was Women in Fundamental Science . The evening was exceptional in many ways.
It was the last gala Michael Douglas attended as president of Friends of IHES. After nine years as president, his term ended on December 31. Marilyn and Jim Simons have agreed to take over from him and they are now the Co-Chairs of Friends of IHES, as of January 1st.
Marilyn Simons was awarded the insignia of Officer of the Legion of Honor by the French Ambassador to the United States, Philippe Etienne. This award marks France s recognition of Marilyn s support to research in general as well as her contribution to international scientific collaborations.
The quality of the speeches given by the various speakers was very high. In particular, Janna Levin, Claire Tow Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City, won the room over with her presentation Black Holes in an Expanding Cosmos .
The amount raised for the evening exceeded $500,000, a record amount for a Friends of IHES Gala. A large portion of that sum will be used to promote diversity and inclusion at IHES.
Léon Motchane Circle Diamond Simons Foundation Simons Foundation International
Bronze Institut Pierre Lamoure
Léon Motchane Club Gold William R. Hearst III
Silver BRISTOL Assurances SA ∞ Camtek* ENGIE
Léon Motchane Club Bronze Nicolas Bouchardie ∞ Henri Seydoux Jean Claude Trichet ∞
Donors Club Kamel Ben Naceur ∞ Bruno Berthet ∞ Florent Brach Mathieu Capovilla ∞ Jacques Chambert Loir ∞ Michel David ∞ Marc Demol ∞ Bernard Gotlieb & Odile Jacod Philippe Lagayette André Lévy Lang ∞ Félix Mayer ∞ Pierre Ragon ∞ René Rauscher Marroc ∞ Benoît Roth ∞ Anonymous ∞ Jean Ruff ∞
Donors Michel Agin ∞ Anonymous* Martine Apffel ∞ Mathieu Ast Constantin Bachas Anonymous Daniel Bancel ∞ Anonymous ∞ Odile Berger Robert Bernier ∞
Gérard Blanc ∞ Carlos Frederico Borges Palmeia* Anonymous* Marc Boulinguez ∞ Vincent Bourges ∞ Frédéric Brassart ∞ Vincent Briday ∞ Anonymous ∞ Bernard Chaumet Alain Clavelou ∞ Gilles Cosson ∞ Jean Cougnard ∞ Michel Crouhy Jacques Dadu ∞ Gilles Daquin ∞ Catherine de Montlibert
Dumoulin ∞ Jean Louis Debise ∞ Marie Pierre Desnoyers ∞ Jacques Divol ∞ Claire Duprez Frédéric Duthilleul ∞ Bernard Equer ∞ Pascal Etienne Jean Fontaine ∞ François Gaudel* Thierry Girard ∞ Hans Glattli ∞ Gérard Philippe Grandjean ∞ Hubert Grange Anonymous* Alain Grigis ∞ Alain Guichardet ∞ Jean Jacques Guilleminot Colette Guillopé Nicoles Haas* Emmanuel Hermand Alain Hervé ∞ Olivier Herz ∞ Dominique Hoestlandt ∞ Michel Horny ∞ Eric Hugny Taha Husseini ∞ Jean Iliopoulos ∞ Michel Jerosolimski ∞ Vincent Jupin ∞ Régis Juvanon du Vachat ∞ Max Karoubi* Christoph Kopper Anonymous Jean Louis Lafaysse ∞ Rémi Langevin Luc Lapadu Hargues ∞ François Laudenbach ∞ Jean Le Bris Yves Le Duigou ∞ Claude Le Rigoleur ∞
Eric Leclerc Bernard Lelion ∞ Claire Lenz Antoine Leroy Fabien Lombard ∞ Alain Manier Stefano Marchiafava ∞ Marco Mark* Pascal Marquet ∞ Frank Martin ∞ Victor Mastrangelo Pascal Monet ∞ Daniel Moreau ∞ Louis Moreau de Saint Martin ∞ Eric Novack Hervé Paulien* Ingrid Peeters Guillaume Peslin Sylvain Peyronnet Anonymous ∞ Albert Polombo ∞ Antoine Prouff ∞ Pascal Prouff ∞ Bernard Ravier ∞ Paul Henri Rebut ∞ Bernard Remaud Sylvie Retailleau ∞ Bernard Rey ∞ Serge Ribeyre ∞ René Ringot ∞ Jacques Rivaillier Jean Paul Rocquet Philippe Roncati ∞ Vladimir Roubtsov Cyprien Saito Anonymous ∞ Olivier Sautret ∞ Jean Michel Ségui Marcel Sens ∞ Jacques Silvy ∞ Jean Paul Taché ∞ Jean Teyssere ∞ Michel Théra ∞ Maurice Topcha Jean Tournier ∞ Van Tran Thanh Thierry Trevisan Pierre Vallet ∞ Jérôme Verdun ∞ Alain Verglas ∞ Jacques Vrain ∞ Michel Waldschmidt ∞ Michel Watrin ∞ Anonymous* Jean Pierre Ziegler ∞
Professors and former invited researchers IHES expresses its deepest gratitude to its professors and former invited researchers for their valuable support.
Donors club Gilles Pisier ∞ Emmanuel Ullmo* Anonymous*
Donors Jean Pierre Bourguignon Marc Burger ∞ Junyan Cao* Anonymous Alexei Glutsyuk ∞ Luc Illusie ∞ Hans Christoph Im Hof Boris Jilinski ∞ Yasuyuki Kawahigashi Sergiu Klainerman ∞ Anonymous ∞ Ruth Lawrence Naimark* Anonymous ∞ Anonymous* Yong Geun Oh ∞ Ivan Todorov* Nikolaos Tsamis ∞
2021 IHES Donors
* New donor / ∞ Loyal donor (3+ years)
IHES makes every effort to ensure that this list is accurate. However, should you find any mistakes, we apologize and kindly ask you to let us know.