Institute for Mathematical Research
The Institute for Mathematical Research (Forschungsinstitut für Mathematik, FIM) is a mathematical research institution located at ETH Zurich and founded in 1964 by Beno Eckmann. Its main goals are to promote the exchange of ETH mathematicians with their colleagues from all over the world and to organize scientific activities like conferences, minicourses and advanced graduate courses given by invited leading mathematicians. During the spring and the fall semester and usually on the Wednesdays, the weekly FIM Tea takes place – a gathering of FIM members, its guests and members of the mathematical department with tea, cookies and cakes.
FIM is member of EPDI (European Post-Doctoral Institute for Mathematical Sciences) and ERCOM (European Research Centres on Mathematics) and is jointly financed by the SNF and ETH Zurich.
List of Directors
- 2009–present Tristan Rivière
- 1999–2009 Marc Burger
- 1995–1999 Alain-Sol Sznitman
- 1984–1995 Jürgen Moser
- 1964–1984 Beno Eckmann
FIM maintains an online list of the present and scheduled guests at the institute.