The Chef needs to estimate how much food he has to prepare.
An unforseen overload of people would result in numerous
problems including the awkward procedure of turning people away.
There is only one menu, but if you ask the cafeteria staff in advance,
you will be served extra portions of vegetables.
The possibilities near Bures are limited, especially in the evening.
Breakfast is easy to find at one of the Bures Cafes. These are also
open for lunch. (Ask Ofer Gabber.)
It is the fundamental policy of IHES that its visitors and permanent
members have complete freedom in their research.
In particular, visitors are not expected to give talks unless they
express the desire to do so.
The easiest way is to ask one of the permanent professors.
Because IHES visitors can use the
If you ask the computer staff,
you will quickly be given a Polytechnique account
allow you to use Mathematica, Maple, Pari, etc., on
their very fast machines.
The cheapest way is to buy a prepaid phone card. These
can be bought at numerous places, for example, at foreign
exchange booths in Paris. Rates to the US can be as cheap as
As an IHES visitor you have privileges at the nearby Orsay Mathematics Library, which is one of the best in France. You simply go to the Orsay Mathematics Department and to their library. The librarians have a current list of IHES members and they will immediately allow you to borrow books. Moreover, you will be able to photocopy for free using the IHES key counter.
The first thing to do is to look at the MAP .
On this map, the IHES is at the bottom left of the yellow traffic circle (roundabout) which appears near the middle of the bottom of the map (to the immediate right of the "Gometz/Chartres" sign).
You then take the road marked in yellow to the right until you get to the RER station of Orsay. You take the tunnel underneath the train tracks and make a left taking the road curving to the right. You then follow the path to Building 425 (written in Blue) as marked on the map.
From this point on, the route without the map can be confusing,
but using the heuristic: "always go uphill and to the left" should
The shortest route is not necessarily the fastest.
On weekdays, the gate is closed between 7:15 and 7:30 p.m.
The gate is closed on weekends and holidays.
can provide you with a list of doctors in Bures.
It appears that the only possibility is to go into Paris. There
is a Jewish neighborhood in the Marais, which is situated just
east of Chatelet-Les Halles. Numerous Jewish stores are located
on the rue des Rosiers.
Because instead of complaining you should be calling up other
visitors and inviting them to your house for dinner, or whatever
it is you define to be "lively".
On the list of things which are a matter of taste, food comes at the top. Since there is only one menu per day, it is to be expected that some might not find it to their taste. You can minimize this risk by consulting the menu . However, the large majority of visitors seem to like the food.
Moreover, in France, being a chef is not just a job, but a respected
career, in which self expression is permitted and encouraged, not
unlike in your own career. Speaking of which, the chef overheard your
conversation at lunch last week and he doesn't think that your
latest result is very interesting.
One of the great mysteries of life. You have a better chance of figuring out the Riemann Hypothesis.