Oberwolfach Prize

The Oberwolfach Prize is financed by the Oberwolfach Foundation and awarded in cooperation with the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach to young mathematicians. The prize is awarded approximately every three years for excellent achievements in changing fields of mathematics. The Scientific Committee of the Gesellschaft für mathematische Forschung e.V. is involved in selecting the prize winners from the nominations. The Oberwolfach Prize comes with an award of Euro 10,000.

Oberwolfach Prize 2019 for Junior Mathematicians: Call for Proposals

The Oberwolfach Foundation awards in cooperation with the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach a prize for excellent achievements in

Geometry and Topology

The prize amounts to 10,000 €. Candidates should be mathematicians with Ph.D./ Dr. degree received not more than 10 years ago and must be nominated. Proposals should contain a description of the scientific achievements, curriculum vitae and publication list of the candidate.

We request all senior scientists in Geometry and Topology to make proposals before 1 August 2019 to:

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Huisken
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach
Schwarzwaldstrasse 9-11
77709 Oberwolfach

Phone: +49 (0)7834 979 51
Fax: +49 (0)7834 979 55
Email: director@mfo.de


Oberwolfach Prize Winners 1991 - 2016


Jacob Fox (Stanford)

Discrete Mathematics

Presentation of Jacob Fox


Hugo Duminil-Copin (Genève)

Stochastics and Statistics

Presentation of H. Duminil-Copin


Nicola Gigli (Nice)
László Székelyhidi (Bonn)

Analysis and Applied Mathematics

Presentation of N. Gigli
Presentation of L. Szekelyhidi


Ngô Bao Châu (Orsay)

Algebra and Number Theory

Presentation of Ngô Bao Châu


Paul Biran (Tel Aviv)

Geometry and Topology

Presentation of P. Biran


Luca Trevisan (Berkeley)

Discrete Mathematics


Alice Guionnet (Paris)



Gero Friesecke (Oxford)
Stefan Sauter (Zürich)

Analysis and Applied Mathematics


Jörg Brüdern (Stuttgart)
Jens Franke (Bonn)

Number Theory and Algebra


Peter Kronheimer (Oxford)

Topology and Geometry

  • 2018