The Institute for Mathematical Research (FIM) was founded in 1964 by ETH Professor Beno Eckmann (1917 - 2008) with the objective of enhancing and facilitating the exchange between ETH Zurich and international leading mathematicians.
The Institute offers a platform on which contacts of lasting values between faculty members of the Department of Mathematics of ETH, graduate students, members of the Swiss mathematical community at large and international researchers can be established. A lean staff structure of a director, a coordinator and an administrative assistant, a well-equipped infrastructure of 30 working spaces and an independent budget serve as the basis of the Institute. This structure enables the FIM to host about 200 guests per year, ranging from short term visits of one or two days to long term stays of up to one year. Furthermore, the FIM organises scientific activities like conferences, minicourses and advanced graduate courses.
The FIM is associated with the Department of Mathematics of ETH Zurich and currently directed by Tristan Rivière, full professor of mathematics at ETH Zurich since 2003.
It is located in the main building at Rämistrasse 101, floor G.
2009 - present Tristan Rivière
1999 - 2009 Marc Burger
1995 - 1999 Alain-Sol Sznitman
1986 - 1995 Jürgen Moser
1984 - 1986 Armand Borel and Jürgen Moser
1964 - 1984 Beno Eckmann