International Cooperative Research

The Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics) is an international research centre situated in the German Black Forest. Leading experts from all over the world meet at the Institute in order to pursue their research activities, to discuss recent developments in their field with others, and to generate new ideas. The Institute is a member of the Leibniz Association and is funded jointly by the German federal government and the state governments. Read more about the Institute...


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The scientific program of the MFO consists of six central programs: Workshops, Mini-Workshops, Seminars, Arbeitsgemeinschaft (study group), Oberwolfach Research Fellows, and Oberwolfach Leibniz Fellows. 

Visitors who wish to combine an existing invitation to an Oberwolfach Workshop with a research visit to an European University may wish to apply for a Simons Visiting Professorship. Get a full overview on the Institute's scientific program...

For Early Career Researchers

young female researcher in front of blackboardTwo out of the six main programs of the MFO address especially to junior researchers: Oberwolfach Seminars and Oberwolfach Leibniz Fellows. Junior researchers participating in other, weekly programs of the Institute can check if they are eligible for one of the grants covering travel expenses. Read more on how we can support early career researchers...


Oberwolfach Services

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The MFO publishes summaries of all meetings in the series Oberwolfach Reports. The Oberwolfach Preprints mainly contain research results related to a longer stay in Oberwolfach. Snapshots of modern mathematics from Oberwolfach explain mathematical ideas in an accessible and understandable way for non-academic readers. The Library Catalogue provides information on books and printed journals available from the Institute's library. Scientists, lecturers, and science journalists may also find our online photo database helpful.


Oberwolfach Prize 2022 goes to Vesselin Dimitrov

The Oberwolfach Foundation awards in cooperation with the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach the Oberwolfach Prize 2022 to Vesselin Dimitrov for his outstanding contributions in the field of algebra and number theory. The award ceremony will take place on October 14, 2023 at the MFO.

Newsletter 2023-II

The newsletter will inform you on the latest news and activities of the MFO, in particular with regard to open calls, upcoming scientific events and changing procedures at the Institute.

The fifth issue of the MaRDI Newsletter is online

MaRDI (Mathematical Research Data Initiative) is a Germany-wide initiative to address challenges in mathematical research. It is aimed mainly at mathematicians to change how we do mathematics using FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) research data. The fifth issue of the MaRDI Newsletter “Math & Data Quarterly” about knowledge graphs is just released.

John Todd Award 2022 for numerical analysis goes to Michael Lindsey

The Oberwolfach Foundation awards in cooperation with the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach the John Todd Award 2022 to Michael Lindsey for his outstanding contributions in the field of numerical analysis. The award ceremony will take place on June 15, 2023 at the MFO.

Cooperation with CIMPA-ICTP Fellowship program "Research in Pairs" started

The MFO engages as the German partner center for the CIMPA-ICTP Fellowships program "Research in Pairs" launched by the Centre International de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées (CIMPA) and the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). This week the first laureate has visited Oberwolfach.

Oberwolfach Seminars vol. 49 "Wave Phenomena" published

The book written by Willy Dörfler, Marlis Hochbruck, Jonas Köhler, Andreas Rieder, Roland Schnaubelt and Christian Wieners presents the lecture notes from the Oberwolfach Seminar on wave phenomena given in 2019 at the MFO.