A world apart

The Institute of Advanced Scientific Studies (I.H.E.S) is a hidden place in the forest, in the Paris suburbs. It is accessed by RER and at first glance, the atmosphere is as much like a bucolic retreat for great minds, a “prisoner’s” village for mathematicians or even a ZAD of thought. A hive whose residents, often young, gather in silence and with complete freedom of ideas, to produce the honey of tomorrow's mathematics.