Measures concerning Coronavirus/Covid-19 (as of 1 April 2020*)

*Updated on 1 April 2020: List of cancelled meetings

Due to the dynamic development and change in travel restrictions the following meetings have regretfully been cancelled in accordance with the organizers:

2014 29 Mar - 04 Apr 2020 Arbeitsgemeinschaft: Derived Galois Deformation Rings and Cohomology of Arithmetic Groups (cancelled)
2015 05 Apr - 11 Apr 2020 Set Theory (cancelled)
2016 12 Apr - 18 Apr 2020 Data Assimilation - Mathematical Foundation and Applications (cancelled)
2017 19 Apr - 25 Apr 2020 Diophantische Approximationen (cancelled)
2018 26 Apr - 02 May 2020 Space-Time Methods for Time-Dependent Partial Differential Equations (cancelled)
2019 03 May - 09 May 2020 Random Graphs: Combinatorics, Complex Networks and Disordered Systems (cancelled)
2020 10 May - 16 May 2020 Mathematical Imaging and Surface Processing (cancelled)
2021 17 May - 23 May 2020 Mathematical Advances in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (cancelled)

The MFO checks the development regularly together with the organizers of Oberwolfach meetings in order to achieve a common decision about 8 weeks prior to the meeting. For more distant meetings at the MFO, we still plan with their realization at the moment.

The MFO is keeping a close eye on current developments and follows the instructions of 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.

In particular, we are compelled to withdraw invitations to participants coming from areas that are deemed to be high risk, see for example and We will inform the concerned participants individually, as soon as possible. Please be aware, that further areas may be defined as high risk in the near future and that we then need to cancel further invitations. We kindly ask for your understanding.

Furthermore, we ask all our guests to make a responsible decision about their visit at the MFO and, if necessary (e.g. due to respiratory symptoms and/or recent stays in risk areas) cancel their participation.

We recommend to make travel arrangements flexible/refundable in case the Corona crisis continues or resurfaces in the future. We would also like to inform you that currently many airlines and also the Deutsche Bahn offer free cancellation or rebooking of tickets (see the current list).

The MFO has increased its regular internal cleaning and desinfection procedures. Equipment for hand desinfection is available at the MFO's public toilets. The MFO's staff will be mindful and alert if someone should show symptoms of an infection.

In case of further questions, please do not hesitate to ask via