May 9 – 13, 2022
Le Bois-Marie
Europe/Paris timezone

Organized by Costas Bachas (LPENS), Semyon Klevtsov (Univ. Strasbourg), Nikita Nekrasov (Simons Center for Geometry and Physics & Stony Brook) and Emmanuel Ullmo (IHES), the "MikeFest: a conference in honor of Michael Douglas" will take place from May 9 to 13, 2022.

Registration until: May 3, 2022.

We are organizing a conference at the IHES on the occasion of Michael R. Douglas' 60th birthday.

Mike has a long association with IHES, as a visiting professor in 2000-2008 (Louis Michel Chair), by leading the US-based fundraising effort, and as a president and chairman of the Friends of IHES in 2013-2021.

The conference will cover the topics on which Mike has worked and made profound contributions: string theory, matrix models, physical mathematics, and machine learning.

Covid-19 regulations: seats in the conference center are limited to 70 people. The conference will also be available via Zoom.

Invited speakers:

  • Vijay Balasubramanian, Univ. of Pennsylvania
  • Alexander Belavin, Independent Univ. Moscow (TBC)
  • Ilka Brunner, Univ. München
  • Alain Connes, IHES & Collège de France
  • Frederik Denef, Columbia Univ.
  • Bartomeu Fiol, Univ. de Barcelona
  • Jaume Gomis, Perimeter Institute (TBC)
  • Sasha Gorsky, IITP RAS, MIPT
  • Chris Hull, Imperial College
  • Shamit Kachru, Stanford Univ.
  • Volodya Kazakov, LPENS
  • Maxim Kontsevich, IHES
  • Patrick Massot, LMO - Univ. Paris-Saclay
  • Luca Mazzucato*, Univ. of Oregon
  • David McAllester, Toyota Tech. Inst. Chicago (TTIC)*
  • Liam McAllister, Cornell Univ.
  • Greg Moore*, Rutgers Univ.
  • Rémi Monasson, LPENS
  • Eliezer Rabinovici, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem
  • John Schwarz, CALTECH
  • Nathan Seiberg*, IAS
  • Steve Shenker*, Stanford Univ.
  • Eva Silverstein*, Stanford Univ.
  • Christian Szegedy, Google Research
  • Washington Taylor*, MIT
  • Alessandro Tomasiello, Univ. Degli Studi Di Milano Bicocca
  • Josef Urban, CIIRC
  • Steve Zelditch*, Northwestern Univ.

* remote talks

Le Bois-Marie
Centre de conférences Marilyn et James Simons
Registration for this event is currently open.