Mathematical Research Institute of Oberwolfach
The Mathematical Research Institute of Oberwolfach (German: Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach) in Oberwolfach, Germany, 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 iconic model of the Boy surface was installed in front of the Institute as a gift from Mercedes-Benz 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.
- 1944–1958, Wilhelm Süss
- 1958–1959, Hellmuth Kneser
- 1959–1963, Theodor Schneider
- 1963–1994, Martin Barner
- 1994–2002, Matthias Kreck
- 2002–2013, Gert-Martin Greuel
- 2013– Gerhard Huisken
The Oberwolfach Prize is awarded approximately every three years for excellent achievements in changing fields of mathematics to young European mathematicians not older than 35 years. It is financed by the Oberwolfach Foundation and awarded in cooperation with the institute.
- 1991 Peter Kronheimer
- 1993 Jörg Brüdern and Jens Franke
- 1996 Gero Friesecke and Stefan Sauter
- 1998 Alice Guionnet
- 2000 Luca Trevisan
- 2003 Paul Biran
- 2007 Ngô Bảo Châu
- 2010 Nicola Gigli and László Székelyhidi Jr.
- 2013 Hugo Duminil-Copin
- Home page of the institute
- Article about the institute by Allyn Jackson in the American Mathematical Society magazine
- Web page about the Oberwolfach Prize
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