Mathematical Research Institute of Oberwolfach
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The Mathematical Research Institute of Oberwolfach (German: Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach) is a center for mathematical research in Oberwolfach, Germany. It was founded by mathematician Wilhelm Süss in 1944.
It organizes weekly workshops on diverse topics where mathematicians and scientists from all over the world come to do collaborative research.
The Institute is a member of the Leibniz Association, funded mainly by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and by the state of BadenWürttemberg. It also receives substantial funding from the Friends of Oberwolfach foundation, from the Oberwolfach Foundation and from numerous donors.
History[edit]
The Mathematical Research Institute (MFO) was founded as the Reich Institute of Mathematics (German: Reichsinstitut für Mathematik) on 1 September 1944. It was located in the old castle.^{[which?]} Gesellschaft für Mathematische Forschung e.V., the mathematical society running the MFO, was founded 17 June 1959.
1967: October 10 : Inauguration of the guest house of the MFO, a gift of the Volkswagen Foundation
1975: June 13 : Inauguration of the library and meetings building of the MFO, which replaced the old castle, also a gift of the Volkswagen Foundation
1989: May 26 : Inauguration of the extension of the guest building
1995: Establishment of the research programme "Research in Pairs"
2005: January 1 : The MFO becomes a member of the Leibniz Association
2007: Establishment of the postdoctoral programme "Oberwolfach Leibniz Fellows"
2007: May 5 : Inauguration of the library extension, a gift of the Klaus Tschira Stiftung and the Volkswagen Foundation
2005 – 2010: General restoration of the guest house and the library building
Statue[edit]
The iconic model of the Boy surface was installed in front of the Institute, as a gift from MercedesBenz on January 28, 1991.
The Boy Surface is named after Werner Boy who constructed the surface in his 1901 thesis, written under the direction of David Hilbert.
Directors[edit]
 1944–1958, Wilhelm Süss
 1958–1959, Hellmuth Kneser
 1959–1963, Theodor Schneider
 1963–1994, Martin Barner
 1994–2002, Matthias Kreck
 2002–2013, GertMartin Greuel^{ [de]}
 2013–present Gerhard Huisken
Oberwolfach Prize[edit]
The Oberwolfach Prize is awarded approximately every three years for excellent achievements in changing fields of mathematics to young mathematicians not older than 35 years. It is financed by the Oberwolfach Foundation and awarded in cooperation with the institute.
 Prize winners
 1991 Peter Kronheimer
 1993 Jörg Brüdern^{ [de]} and Jens Franke
 1996 Gero Friesecke^{ [de]} and Stefan Sauter^{ [de]}
 1998 Alice Guionnet
 2000 Luca Trevisan
 2003 Paul Biran
 2007 Ngô Bảo Châu
 2010 Nicola Gigli^{ [de]} and László Székelyhidi^{ [de]}
 2013 Hugo DuminilCopin
 2016 Jacob Fox
 2019 Oscar RandalWilliams
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