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...

Current Online Offerings

video-lectures-small.jpgIn order to react to the current crisis and to maintain scientific links and communication the MFO has developed new online offerings. The offerings comprise the temporarily introduced Oberwolfach Online Seminars, the publishing of recordings of the traditional Oberwolfach Lectures and currently two video lecture series for students. Read more...

Propose & Apply

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The scientific program of the MFO consists of six central programs: Workshops, Mini-Workshops, Seminars, Arbeitsgemeinschaft (study group), Research in Pairs, 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 Junior 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 junior researchers...


Oberwolfach welcomes guests again

Since June 21st the first hybrid workshops are taking place at the MFO. The concept works fine and the feedback of organizers and participants is consistently positive. We are also pleased, that we could welcome our guests in the Research in Pairs program and the Oberwolfach Leibniz Fellows program. Furthermore, the MFO offers the possibility to apply for an Oberwolfach Research Fellowship. Our guests on site benefit from the many opportunities to work in small groups with sufficient safety distance, both inside and outside.

Newsletter 2020-II

The newsletter informs on the latest news, developments and activities of the MFO, in particular with regard to the re-opening of the institute and the measures concerning the corona-crisis.

Oberwolfach Research Fellows

In order to react to the current crisis the MFO offers in the period from July 1st to December 18, 2020, the possibility to apply for an Oberwolfach Research Fellowship. Single researchers or groups up to four people can apply for a stay between two weeks and three months. Junior researchers and post-docs can apply for full scholarships and travel support.

Measures concerning Coronavirus/Covid-19 (updated on 29 July 2020*)

The MFO is keeping a close eye on current developments and follows the instructions of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, the Federal Ministry of Health, the Robert Koch Institut (RKI) and the World Health Organization. New guidelines and recommendations may very quickly result in the adjustment of our measures. Please inform yourself regularly on our website.

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.