Concerning information on the history of our Institute, the following articles may be interesting:

We plan to provide more information at this place, soon.

History timetable

  • September 1st, 1944: Foundation of the MFO, located in the old castle
  • June 17th, 1959: Foundation of the Gesellschaft für Mathematische Forschung e.V., the mathematical society running the MFO
  • October 10th, 1967: Inauguration of the guest house of the MFO, a gift of the VolkswagenStiftung
  • June 13th, 1975: Inauguration of the library and meetings building of the MFO which replaced the old castle, also a gift of the VolkswagenStiftung
  • May 26th, 1989: Inauguration of the extension of the guest building
  • 1995: Establishment of the research programme "Research in Pairs"
  • January 1st 2005: The MFO becomes a member of the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
  • 2007: Establishment of the post-doctoral programme "Oberwolfach Leibniz Fellows"
  • May 5th, 2007: Inauguration of the library extension, a gift of the Klaus Tschira Stiftung and the VolkswagenStiftung
  • 2005 - 2010: General restoration of the guest house and the library building

  • Wilhelm Süss
    Wilhelm Süss
  • Hellmuth Kneser
    Hellmuth Kneser
  • Theodor Schneider
    Theodor Schneider
  • Martin Barner
    Martin Barner
  • Matthias Kreck
    Matthias Kreck
  • Gert-Martin Greuel
    Gert-Martin Greuel
  • Gerhard Huisken
    Gerhard Huisken