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MSRI / SLMath Reminder: 2023-24 Postdoc Applications Now Open

Apply via by December 1, 2022

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), now becoming the Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath), is now accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in our 2023-24 scientific research programs in Berkeley, California. For details of programs and applying via, see below.



All application materials must be submitted for review by December 1, 2022. For 2023-24, SLMath will appoint 6-8 Postdoctoral Fellowships to each of the programs listed below. Awards will be announced by early February. For full details, learn more about fellowships at the Institute.

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2023-24 Research Programs

Algorithms, Fairness, and Equity
August 21 – December 20, 2023

This program aims to bring together researchers working at the interface of fairness and computation. This interface has been the site of intensive research effort in mechanism design, in research on partitioning problems related to political districting problems, and in research on ways to address issues of fairness and equity in the context of machine learning algorithms.

Organizers: Vincent Conitzer (Duke University), Moon Duchin (Tufts University), Bettina Klaus (Université de Lausanne), Jonathan Mattingly (Duke University), Wesley Pegden* (Carnegie Mellon University)


Mathematics and Computer Science of Market and Mechanism Design
August 21 – December 20, 2023

In recent years, economists and computer scientists have collaborated with mathematicians, operations research experts, and practitioners to improve the design and operations of real-world marketplaces. Such work relies on robust feedback between theory and practice, inspiring new mathematics closely linked – and directly applicable – to market and mechanism design questions.

Organizers: Michal Feldman (Tel-Aviv University), Nicole Immorlica (Microsoft Research), Scott Kominers* (Harvard Business School), Shengwu Li (Harvard University), Paul Milgrom (Stanford University), Alvin Roth (Stanford University), Tim Roughgarden (Stanford University), Eva Tardos (Cornell University)


Commutative Algebra
January 16 – May 24, 2024

Commutative algebra is, in its essence, the study of algebraic objects, such as rings and modules over them, arising from polynomials and integral numbers. It has numerous connections to other fields of mathematics including algebraic geometry, algebraic number theory, algebraic topology and algebraic combinatorics. Commutative Algebra has witnessed a number of spectacular developments in recent years, including the resolution of long-standing problems, with new techniques and perspectives leading to an extraordinary transformation in the field. The main focus of the program will be on these developments.

Organizers: Aldo Conca (Università di Genova), Steven Cutkosky (University of Missouri), Claudia Polini* (University of Notre Dame), Claudiu Raicu (University of Notre Dame), Steven Sam (University of California, San Diego), Kevin Tucker (University of Illinois at Chicago), Claire Voisin (Collège de France; Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu)


Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry
January 16 – May 24, 2024

Derived categories of coherent sheaves on algebraic varieties were originally conceived as technical tools for studying cohomology, but have since become central objects in fields ranging from algebraic geometry to mathematical physics, symplectic geometry, and representation theory. Noncommutative algebraic geometry is based on the idea that any category sufficiently similar to the derived category of a variety should be regarded as (the derived category of) a “noncommutative algebraic variety”; examples include semiorthogonal components of derived categories, categories of matrix factorizations, and derived categories of noncommutative dg-algebras. This perspective has led to progress on old problems, as well as surprising connections between seemingly unrelated areas.

Organizers: Wendy Lowen (Universiteit Antwerp), Alexander Perry (University of Michigan), Alexander Polishchuk* (University of Oregon), Susan Sierra (University of Edinburgh), Spela Spenko (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Michel Van den Bergh (Universiteit Hasselt)


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