Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences
پژوهشگاه دانشهای بنیادی
TypePublic
Established1989
PresidentMohammad-Javad Larijani
Location, ,
35°48′36″N 51°28′12″E / 35.810°N 51.470°E / 35.810; 51.470
CampusUrban
Websitewww.ipm.ac.ir

The Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM; Persian: پژوهشگاه دانشهای بنیادی, Pazhuheshgah-e Daneshhai-ye Boniadi), previously Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, is an advanced public research institute in Tehran, Iran. IPM is directed by Mohammad-Javad Larijani, its original founder. The institute was the first Iranian organization to connect to the Internet and provide internet service to the nation. It is the domain name registry of .ir domain names.

The institute's activities are directed along several routes:

The pillars of the institute are its board of governors, the director of the institute, and the institute's scientific council. The institute has four campuses, all north of Tehran in the Farmanieh district, immediately south of Niavaran. It offers advanced PhD degrees in areas such as mathematical logic, astronomy, particle physics and analytical philosophy, among others. At present the institute comprises nine schools:

IPM hosts key science projects namely Iranian National Observatory and the Iranian Light Source Facility

Notable faculty

See also