Schools and workshops held at the Institute have frequently seeded the roots of major advances in physics and related disciplines. Typically 30 scientific events take place at the IESC per year; these attract 1500-2000 participants from all over the world.

Though physics remains the privileged theme for schools and conferences, during the last ten years the Institute opened up to all disciplines. These include :

Health and Life Science
Physics and Engineering Sciences
Humanities and Social Sciences
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Materials Science and Engineering

Several types of scientific meetings can be organized:

These last in general 15 days and are intended for an audience of graduate students and young post docs.
International conferences
These are intended for  dissemination and exchange on recent advances in a specific field to  an informed public.
Thematic workshops
Their duration is variable, their target is an in depth exploration of emerging themes by a group of experts in the fields.
Short meetings
These are scheduled accordingly to availability and are often run in parallel to a main event.
Residencies for scientists and artists
The possibility is currently under scrutiny.

Environmental sciences represent a major concern for Corsica and the Mediterranean area. Hence the Institute particularly encourages the emergence of discussions on environment related topics and may be able to provide specific support.

To guarantee long lasting tracks of the scientific discussions held in Cargèse the possibility to store the proceedings of IESC events at the web of conference portal has been created in 2010.

Major efforts are also undertaken to improve dissemination of scientific knowledge to the general public. These include sponsoring of activities such as conferences for the general public, organized aside a scientific encounter and a broad range of educationally oriented initiatives aiming to stimulate scientific curiosity among the youngest. 

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