The Institute

The Institute is a

member of Leibniz-GemeinschaftERCOM

 

Newsletter 2016-II

Contents

Deadline for Proposals: Oberwolfach Workshops and Mini-Workshops
Call for nominations: Oberwolfach Prize 2016 in Discrete Mathematics
Call for nominations: John Todd Award 2016 in Numerical Analysis
Oberwolfach Arbeitsgemeinschaft
Oberwolfach Seminars 2016 for graduate students and post-docs
Call for applications: Simons Visiting Professors
Call for applications: Research-in-Pairs, Oberwolfach Leibniz Fellows

1 Deadline for Proposals: Oberwolfach Workshops and Mini-Workshops

Oberwolfach Workshops
http://www.mfo.de/scientific-programme/meetings/workshop

The deadline for proposals of Oberwolfach Workshops in 2018 is end of July 2016. The decision on the proposals by the Oberwolfach Scientific Committee is scheduled to the end of October 2016.

See also our guidelines for proposals of an Oberwolfach Workshop.

Applications should be sent as pdf-files to the Director Prof. Gerhard Huisken, director@mfo.de.

Oberwolfach Mini-Workshops

The fixed weeks and deadlines to apply for an Oberwolfach Mini-Workshop in 2017 are

17 Sep - 23 Sep 2017   deadline for proposals: 01 March 2017
22 Oct - 28 Oct 2017   deadline for proposals: 01 March 2017

For more details, please see
http://www.mfo.de/scientific-programme/meetings/mini-workshop

2  Call for nominations: Oberwolfach Prize 2016 in Discrete Mathematics

http://www.mfo.de/math-in-public/prizes/oberwolfach-prize

The Oberwolfach Foundation awards in cooperation with the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach a prize for excellent achievements in Discrete Mathematics. This also includes Logic and Theoretical Computer Science.

The prize amounts to Euro 10.000. Candidates should be mathematicians with Ph.D./Dr. degree received not more than 10 years ago and must be nominated. Proposals should contain a description of the scientific achievements, curriculum vitae and publication list of the candidate.

We request all senior scientists in Discrete Mathematics, Logic or Theoretical Computer Science to make proposals before September 1st, 2016, preferably by email to the Director Prof. Gerhard Huisken, director@mfo.de.

3  Call for nominations: John Todd Award 2016 in Numerical Analysis

http://www.mfo.de/math-in-public/prizes/john-todd-award

The Oberwolfach Foundation awards in cooperation with the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach a prize for excellent achievements in Numerical Analysis.

The prize amounts to Euro 1.000. Candidates should be mathematicians with Ph.D./Dr. degree received not more than 10 years ago and must be nominated. Proposals should contain a description of the scientific achievements, curriculum vitae and publication list of the candidate.

We request all senior scientists in Numerical Analysis to make proposals before September 1st, 2016, preferably by email to the Director Prof. Gerhard Huisken, director@mfo.de.

4 Oberwolfach Arbeitsgemeinschaft

Every year in spring and in autumn, there is a week-long Arbeitsgemeinschaft (study group) in Oberwolfach with about 50 participants. The idea of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft is to learn by giving one of the lectures on the topic under study. The Arbeitsgemeinschaft is open to everybody, participation is by application to the organizers via ag@mfo.de.

The next open Arbeitsgemeinschaft is

http://www.mfo.de/occasion/1714
Higher Gross Zagier Formulas
Date: 2 Apr - 8 Apr 2017 (ID: 1714)
Zhiwei Yun, Stanford
Wei Zhang, New York

Poster and Programm:
https://www.mfo.de/document/1714/Poster-1714.pdf
https://www.mfo.de/document/1714/Program-1714.pdf

Deadline for application: 4 December 2016

5 Oberwolfach Seminars 2016 for graduate students and post-docs

http://www.mfo.de/scientific-programme/meetings/oberwolfach-seminars
http://www.mfo.de/scientific-programme/meetings/oberwolfach-seminars/poster-2016

Oberwolfach Seminars are not workshops or conferences, but - like summer schools - address to graduate students and post docs. In fall 2016 there will be 4 Oberwolfach Seminars:

16 Oct - 22 Oct 2016 (1642a)
Berkovich Spaces and Degenerations of Calabi-Yau Varieties
S. Boucksom, M. Jonsson, J. Nicaise
Deadline for Appl.: 14 August 2016
Program: https://www.mfo.de/document/1642a/Program-1642a.pdf

16 Oct - 22 Oct 2016 (1642b)
Perfectoid Spaces
R. Bellovin, B. Conrad, K. Kedlaya, J. Weinstein
Deadline for Appl.: 14 August 2016
Program: https://www.mfo.de/document/1642b/Program-1642b.pdf

20 Nov - 26 Nov 2016 (1647a)
Different Mathematical Perspectives on Description of Unresolved Scales
in Multiscale Systems
C. Hartmann, I. Horenko, R. Klein, T. O’Kane
Deadline for Appl.: 18 September 2016
Program: https://www.mfo.de/document/1647a/Program-1647a.pdf

20 Nov - 26 Nov 2016 (1647b)
Mathematical Theory of Evolutionary Fluid-Flow Structure Interactions
B. Kaltenbacher, I. Kukavica, I. Lasiecka, R. Triggiani
Deadline for Appl.: 18 September 2016
Program: https://www.mfo.de/document/1647b/Program-1647b.pdf

Applications including full name, postal address, e-mail address, present position, university, name of supervisor of Ph.D. thesis, a short summary of previous work and interest should be sent as pdf-files to the Vice Director Prof. Dietmar Kröner (seminars@mfo.de).

6  Call for applications: Simons Visiting Professors

Since January 2014 there is a new program at Oberwolfach which is called Simons Visiting Professors (SVP) and which is funded by the Simons Foundation (https://www.simonsfoundation.org/).

This program annually supports up to 40 Simons Visiting Professors, distinguished junior or senior scientists from outside Europe, who wish to combine an invitation to an Oberwolfach Workshop with a research visit to a European university of up to two weeks. In suitable cases, also participants of Mini-Workshops can be supported. The program will provide support to each Simons Visiting Professor by Oberwolfach amounting to 135 Euro per day of the university visit. Additionally, the participating university will be required to provide accommodation for the duration of the visit at the university as well as travel expenses within Europe between Oberwolfach and the university as a matching of this support.

This partnership between the MFO and universities providing matching funds is designed to benefit the scientists, the MFO and participating universities equally by making efficient use of travel funds and travel time in carefully planned combined visits to the MFO and a university. In this way Workshop attendance can be combined with individual collaborations and lectures at European universities. The new program will also help to quickly disseminate new research results from Oberwolfach Workshops directly to a wide audience of researchers and students at participating universities.

Decision process and applications:

The SVP awards are decided by the Director on suggestion of the organizers of a Workshop. Already invited junior and senior participants of Workshops who are interested in this award should contact their organizers of the Workshop. Applications should take place as soon as possible, at least 3 months prior to the Workshop as the dates concerning the intended university visit also have to be cleared at this time. Workshop organizers can act as a host for a SVP, but not as a SVP themselves.

More information, in particular also the awards of SVP grants with their Oberwolfach and university visiting schedules, can be found at http://www.mfo.de/scientific-programme/meetings/simons-visiting-professors

7  Call for applications: Research-in-Pairs, Oberwolfach Leibniz Fellows

http://www.mfo.de/scientific-programme/long-term/research-in-pairs
http://www.mfo.de/scientific-programme/long-term/research-in-pairs/rip-2014-poster.pdf

The focus of *Research in Pairs* (RiP) is to bring together small groups of researchers to carry out joint research in the stimulating atmosphere of the Oberwolfach Institute. Projects from all areas of mathematics can be supported by this program, in particular, interdisciplinary cooperation is encouraged.

The stay of a research "pair", which means at least two and at most four people, can last between two weeks and one months, in exceptional cases up to three months. It is required that not all come from the same place. The Institute will provide office space, accommodation (full board and lodging), and an allowance for incidental expenses. Travel expenses can be reimbursed only in exceptional cases.

It is also possible that 2 - 4 Workshop participants (who are already invited and have accepted) apply for a 1 - 3 week prolongation of their stay after the Workshop as a RiP group.

Applications can be made any time, preferably around six months before the planned stay. Due to many applications for the months May - September we recommend to consider also other periods for your stay, if possible. Decision making takes usually about six weeks. After the approval, the date of the research stay has to be fixed according to the free capacity within one year after application.

Applicants should submit a short description (in English) of the joint project, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and dates for the proposed visit. Applications should be sent as pdf-files to the Vice Director Prof. Dietmar Kröner (rip@mfo.de).

http://www.mfo.de/scientific-programme/long-term/oberwolfach-leibniz-fellows
http://www.mfo.de/scientific-programme/long-term/oberwolfach-leibniz-fellows/owlf-2014-poster.pdf

The focus of the postdoctoral program Oberwolfach Leibniz Fellows (OWLF) is to support outstanding young mathematical researchers in the realization of a proposed research project at the MFO:

  • Spend 1-3 months as an Oberwolfach Leibniz Fellow at the MFO with full board and lodging.
  • Take advantage of our infrastructure to pursue your own research project.
  • Establish new contacts with top researchers in your field.
  • Invite up to four collaborators to the MFO (subject to capacity).
  • Participate in other programs during your stay: Workshops, Mini-Workshops, Seminars and Arbeitsgemeinschaften (study groups).
  • Visit other universities or research centers during your fellowship (1-2 weeks).
  • Obtain travel support and scholarship support, possibly in combination with a postdoc position elsewhere.

Applications can be made anytime and will be decided within two months. Eligible are post doctoral researchers having received their doctoral degree within the last five years. The fellowship can be combined with a post doc position elsewhere.

Applicants should submit an application form (available at our website) together with a research plan for the stay at Oberwolfach (3-10 pages), a curriculum vitae, a publication list, copies of the four most significant papers and two letters of recommendation (to be sent directly to the MFO by the respondents).

Applications should be sent as pdf-files to the Vice Director Prof. Dietmar Kröner (owlf@mfo.de).