2017 Friends of IHES Gala on November 7


We are delighted to announce that the 2017 Friends of IHES Gala will be held on November 7 in New York!

This year’s gala theme will be Artificial intelligence (AI). AI research develops at the intersection of several disciplines: mathematics, computer science, but also physics and neuroscience. Its capabilities are growing exponentially and its potential is immense. To discuss this intriguing topic, we will welcome our honored guest speaker, Professor Yann LeCun, Director of AI at Facebook.

This gala is a unique opportunity to share ideas with some of today’s most brilliant minds. It also provides major support for IHES, allowing us to continue to offer exemplary research opportunities to our visiting researchers. Every year around 200 scientists on average come to IHES from all over the world to interact with some of the best mathematicians and theoretical physicists and to focus solely on their research.

Special thanks to the evening’s Exclusive Premier Sponsor, BNP Paribas, and to the Gala Chairs, Barbara Amonson and Vincent Della Pietra, and Florence and David Faucon.
The Friends of IHES is profoundly grateful to our main benefactors for their generous support of our mission. Thanks to their support, the cost of this gala is underwritten. This year all contributions will be directed towards funding the advancement of science at IHES.

We look forward to celebrating this evening with you.

Where: The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Samuel B. & David Rose Building, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza (165 West 65th Street), New York, New York 10023

When: November 7, 2017 at 6:30pm for the Cocktail Reception (Dinner and Live Auction will follow at 7:30pm)

Book your table at ihesgala.org