Thematic trimesters

Every year, the Scientific Steering Committee of the IHP chooses several thematic trimesters on the basis of their scientific excellence, their thematic relevance and their original and innovative character.

Thematic trimesters at IHP

The goal of the thematic programs is to develop, over a three-month period, extensive reflection around an advanced research topic in mathematics or theoretical physics. The themes addressed during these quarters range from theoretical mathematics to nearly experimental physics, to applied (or practical!) mathematics that could lead to industrial applications: in a word, the whole spectrum of mathematical sciences.

On average, a thematic trimester welcomes about one hundred participants (professors, researchers, students, French and foreigners) and comprises symposia, classes (possibly at PhD level) and seminars.


Resources and facilities:

The Henri Poincaré Institute provides you with

  • Financial support up to 100,000 euros
  • 14 months of invitations for the associate professors and researchers
  • 42 work stations
  • 2 lecture theatres (150 and 50 seats with a possibility of audio and video broadcast between both theatres)
  • 5 fully equipped classrooms


The Centre Émile Borel

The Émile Borel Centre will make sure your trimester is a success. With 15 years of experience, the Émile Borel Centre takes charge of the entire administrative, financial and logistical organisation of your trimester. A specific department is dedicated to accommodation and the processing of travel expenses.