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.

workshop participants

Participants of the Workshop 2030 from 19-25 July 2020: Arithmetic Geometry

 

vortrag2.jpgSince June 21st the first hybrid workshops are taking place at the MFO: Invited participants who cannot travel to Oberwolfach in person, can attend lectures and discussion sessions initiated by the organizers and other participants with the help of our video conferencing system. The concept works fine and the feedback of organizers and participants is consistently positive. We hope that the situation will stabilize further such that the possible number of guest researchers will increase in future. The concept of hybrid workshops is flexible enough such that we can quickly react to changes in the restricions defined by the governments. See the complete list of upcoming workshops in our annual schedule.

aussentafel.jpgWe are also pleased, that we could welcome our guests in the Research in Pairs program and the Oberwolfach Leibniz Fellows program. Furthermore, 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.

In order to make a research stay at Oberwolfach as safe as possible the MFO has developed new hygiene measures for hand desinfection, accommodation, lecture halls and individual meal services. Our guests on site also benefit from the many opportunities to work in small groups with sufficient safety distance, both inside and outside. In order to expand these possibilities even further, another outdoor blackboard has been installed recently.