The Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics) is an international research centre situated in the German Black Forest. It is a member of the Leibniz Association and is funded jointly by the German federal government and the state governments.
The principal objective of the MFO is to foster international cooperative research. 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 provides them with excellent facilities and enables them to devote their full attention to mathematics.
The scientific program covers the whole spectrum of mathematics, including its applications in science and technology. The program is chosen in a competitive procedure according to strictly scientific criteria. Read more about the Institute.