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Fall 2022 Scientific Workshops at MSRI

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, California welcomes registrations for our Fall 2022 workshops, listed below. MSRI workshops are free of charge to attend, thanks to the generous support of our funders, including the National Science Foundation.

(Please check for full details, as some workshop dates or details may be subject to change. An updated schedule of all talks will be posted by organizers in advance of each event.)


August 25-26, 2022

Connections Workshop: Analytic and Geometric Aspects of Gauge Theory

Organizers: Lara Anderson (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), LEAD Laura Schaposnik (University of Illinois at Chicago)


August 29, 2022 – September 2, 2022

Introductory Workshop: Analytic and Geometric Aspects of Gauge Theory

Organizers: Aleksander Doan* (Trinity College; University College London), Laura Fredrickson (University of Oregon), Michael Singer (University College London)


September 8-9, 2022

Connections Workshop: Floer Homotopy Theory

Organizers: Teena Gerhardt (Michigan State University), Kristen Hendricks* (Rutgers University), Ailsa Keating (University of Cambridge)


September 12-16, 2022

Introductory Workshop: Floer Homotopy Theory

Organizers: Sheel Ganatra (University of Southern California), Tyler Lawson (University of Minnesota Twin Cities), Robert Lipshitz* (University of Oregon), Nathalie Wahl (University of Copenhagen)


October 24-28, 2022

New Four-Dimensional Gauge Theories

Organizers: Andriy Haydys (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Lotte Hollands (Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus), Eleny-Nicoleta Ionel* (Stanford University), Richard Thomas (Imperial College, London), Thomas Walpuski (Humboldt-Universität)


November 14-18, 2022

Floer Homotopical Methods in Low Dimensional and Symplectic Topology

Organizers: Mohammed Abouzaid* (Columbia University), Andrew Blumberg (Columbia University), Jennifer Hom (Georgia Institute of Technology), Emmy Murphy (Northwestern University), Sucharit Sarkar (University of California, Los Angeles)


* indicates lead organizers.


Workshop Funding:

Established researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students are invited to apply for funding. Funding awards are typically made eight weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadlines are considered only if additional funds become available. MSRI is pleased to be able to offer a private room for nursing mothers.


Resources for Workshop Attendees:

MSRI is pleased to be able to offer a private room for nursing parents. To allow visitors to fully participate in its scientific activities, MSRI is pleased to be able to offer childcare grants to researchers with children under the age of 17. One of the objectives of MSRI’s family support program is to contribute toward MSRI’s goal of enabling the participation of women and members of other historically underrepresented groups in its programs, workshops, and summer graduate schools.

These flexible grants may be used for reimbursement of childcare expenses incurred in Berkeley, or at home, including airfare for children and support for companion caregivers or hired childcare providers in Berkeley or to cover the costs of such help at home. Please note that, because these funds are taxable, they are available only to US Citizens and Permanent Residents, and foreign visitors with a visa status that allows for compensation, such as a J1. We are deeply grateful to our Family Support donors for their generosity.

MSRI is committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. Students, recent PhDs, women, and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

MSRI has been supported from its origins by the National Science Foundation, now joined by the National Security Agency, over 100 Academic Sponsor Institutions, by a range of private foundations, and by generous and farsighted individuals.