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.

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. The program provides support to each Simons Visiting Professor by Oberwolfach amounting to 135 Euro per day of the university visit. Additionally, the participating universities are 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 also helps to quickly disseminate new research results from Oberwolfach workshops directly to a wide audience of researchers and students at participating universities.

The SVP awards are decided by the director on suggestion of the organizers of a Workshop. Participants of Workshops who are interested in this award should contact their organizers of the Workshop. Workshop organizers can act as a host for a SVP, but not as a SVP themselves.

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Simons Visiting Professors 2014

Here is a chronological list of Simons Visiting Professors 2014 with their visits at Oberwolfach Workshops and external hosts.

  • SVP: Sumio Yamada, Tokyo
    Workshop: 1407 New Trends in Teichmüller Theory and Mapping Class Groups
    Host: Athanase Papadopoulos, Strasbourg
  • SVP: Hugh Thomas, Fredericton
    Workshop: 1408 Representation Theory of Quivers and Finite Dimensional Algebras
    Host: Henning Krause, Bielefeld
  • SVP: William Helton, La Jolla
    Workshop: 1415 Real Algebraic Geometry With A View Toward Systems Control and Free Positivity
    Host: Markus Schweighofer, Konstanz
  • SVP: Bruce Reznick, Urbana
    Workshop: 1415 Real Algebraic Geometry With A View Toward Systems Control and Free Positivity
    Host: Salma Kuhlmann, Konstanz
  • SVP: Brett D. Wick, Atlanta
    Workshop: 1417 Hilbert Modules and Complex Geometry
    Host: Jörg Eschmeier, Saarbrücken
  • SVP: Stephen S. Kudla, Toronto
    Workshop: 1418 Modular Forms
    Host: Jan Hendrik Bruinier, Darmstadt
  • SVP: Ragnar-Olaf Buchweitz, Toronto
    Workshop: 1421 Interactions between Algebraic Geometry and Noncommutative Algebra
    Host: Henning Krause, Bielefeld
  • SVP: Thomas A. Nevins, Urbana
    Workshop: 1421 Interactions between Algebraic Geometry and Noncommutative Algebra
    Host: Kevin R. McGerty, Oxford
  • SVP: Ana Patrícia Carvalho Goncalves, Rio de Janeiro
    Workshop: 1423 Stochastic Analysis: Around the KPZ Universality Class
    Host: Cédric Bernardin, Nice
  • SVP: Konstantin M. Khanin, Toronto
    Workshop: 1423 Stochastic Analysis: Around the KPZ Universality Class
    Host: Herbert Spohn, München
  • SVP: Davar Khoshnevisan, Salt Lake City
    Workshop: 1423 Stochastic Analysis: Around the KPZ Universality Class
    Host: René Schilling, Dresden
  • SVP: Anton Petrunin, University Park
    Workshop: 1425 Geometrie
    Host: Alexander Lytchak, Köln
  • SVP: Igor Dolgachev, Ann Arbor
    Workshop: 1427 Classical Algebraic Geometry
    Host: Christian Liedtke, München
  • SVP: Henri René Darmon, Montreal
    Workshop: 1428 Algebraische Zahlentheorie
    Host 1: Otmar Venjakob, Heidelberg
    Host 2: Massimo Bertolini, Essen
  • SVP: Francesco Maggi, Austin
    Workshop: 1429 Calculus of Variations
    Host: Camillo De Lellis, Zürich
  • SVP: James McKernan, Cambridge MA
    Workshop: 1435 Komplexe Analysis
    Host: Stefan Kebekus, Freiburg
  • SVP: Yum-Tong Siu, Cambridge MA
    Workshop: 1435 Komplexe Analysis
    Host: Stefan Kebekus, Freiburg
  • SVP: Craig Westerland, Minneapolis
    Workshop: 1438 Topologie
    Host: Nathalie Wahl, Copenhagen
  • SVP: Todd Arbogast, Austin
    Workshop: 1439 Reactive Flows in Deformable, Complex Media
    Host 1: Barbara Wohlmuth, München
    Host 2: Jan Martin Nordbotten, Bergen
    Host 3: Iuliu Sorin Pop, Eindhoven
  • SVP: Zhi-Ming Ma, Beijing
    Workshop: 1443 Dirichlet Form Theory and its Applications
    Host: Michael Röckner, Bielefeld
  • SVP: Kiran S. Kedlaya, La Jolla
    Workshop: 1444 Valuation Theory and Its Applications
    Host 1: Andrea Pulita, Montpellier
    Host 2: Philippe Gabriel Michel, Lausanne
    Host 3: Gabriel Paternain, Cambridge UK
  • SVP: Hsien-Kuei Hwang, Taipei
    Workshop: 1445a Probability, Trees and Algorithms
    Host: Ralph Neininger, Frankfurt
  • SVP: Chris Rasmussen, San Diego
    Workshop: 1450 Mathematics in Undergraduate Study Programs: Challenges for Research and for the Dialogue between Mathematics and Didactics of Mathematics
    Host: Reinhard Hochmuth, Hannover