Sunday, 20 March 2022 21:41

MFO statement on the Russian attack on Ukraine and an offer for our Ukrainian mathematical colleagues.

The Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach supports the Federal Government’s action against Russia’s attack on Ukraine, which is in violation of the international law. In the spirit of international understanding, we strongly agree with the statements of the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany and of the European Mathematical Society and consider the Russian invasion "as an attack on the fundamental values of freedom, democracy and self-determination, which in turn provide the basis for academic freedom and opportunities for academic cooperation."

We are in strong solidarity with the people of Ukraine and our mathematical colleagues. As a practical help we would like to put your special focus on our program Oberwolfach Research Fellows, which can offer a medium-term perspective for Ukrainian scientists who are either already outside Ukraine or are able to leave the country. MFO will offer flexible solutions concerning the duration of the stay.