Directors of the MFO
 

History

Concerning information on the history of our Institute, we recommend the very informative article by Allyn Jackson in the Notices of the AMS Vol. 47, No. 7 (August 2000), p. 758 - 765, reproduced with kind permission of the AMS.

History timetable

  • September 1st, 1944: Foundation of the MFO, located in the old castle
  • June 17th, 1959: Foundation of the Gesellschaft für Mathematische Forschung e.V., the mathematical society running the MFO
  • October 10th, 1967: Inauguration of the guest house of the MFO, a gift of the Volkswagen-Stiftung
  • June 13th, 1975: Inauguration of the library and meetings building of the MFO which replaced the old castle, also a gift of the Volkswagen-Stiftung
  • May 26th, 1989: Inauguration of the extension of the guest building
  • 1995: Establishment of the research programme "Research in Pairs"
  • January 1st 2005: The MFO becomes a member of the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
  • 2007: Establishment of the post-doctoral programme "Oberwolfach Leibniz Fellows"
  • May 5th, 2007: Inauguration of the library extension, a gift of the Klaus Tschira Stiftung and the VolkswagenStiftung
  • 2005 - 2010: General restoration of the guest house and the library building

Directors of the MFO

1944 - 1958: Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Süss
1958 - 1959: Prof. Dr. Hellmuth Kneser
1959 - 1963: Prof. Dr. Theodor Schneider
1963 - 1994: Prof. Dr. Martin Barner
1994 - 2002: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Matthias Kreck
2002 - 2013: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gert-Martin Greuel
Since 2013: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Huisken