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Final Activity Report Summary - MATHS@IHPCNRS-UMS839 (MATHS@IHP CNRS UMS839)

The purpose of this project was to provide training courses in mathematics to young researchers. The training courses were organised in the framework of the Institut Henri Poincaré international research programs. The main idea of these programs is to bring together mathematicians from various fields, stimulate on-going and future collaborations, and give educational courses to the students.

During the 3 years of the contract three international programs have been organised on the following topics:
1) Phenomena in high dimensions.
2) Groupoïds and Stacks in physics and geometry.
3) Ricci curvature and Ricci flows.

During the 3 years of the contract, 18 young researchers have been recruited for a period of three months each. The fellows were recruited by a training committee consisting of two physicists and two mathematicians and also by the organisers of the programs.

Each program offered a series of training courses covering the basic aspects of the field. It also offered an array of shorter courses and seminars on some of the latest developments of the field. The combination of both graduate and advanced lecture courses, seminars, workshops given by leading scientists was extremely profitable for the students.

A number of lecture notes are still available on the IHP website.