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

Person watching a lecture video recordingIn 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 four 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 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.


MaRDI consortium has started

The Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach is part of the "Mathematical Research Data Initiative" (MaRDI) consortium. Beginning in October 2021 the consortium will be funded over a period of 5 years.

Newsletter 2021-II

The newsletter will inform you on the latest news and activities of the MFO, in particular with regard to the measures concerning the pandemic.

Charging station for electric cars

On July 6, 2021, the MFO put its new charging station for electric cars into operation. Guests arriving by electric car will in future be able to charge their vehicles directly at the MFO parking lot.