Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

Furthering the appreciation of mathematics

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) is dedicated: to the advancement and communication of fundamental knowledge in mathematics and the mathematical sciences; to the development of human capital for the growth and use of such knowledge; and, to the cultivation in the larger society of awareness and appreciation of the beauty, power and importance of mathematical ideas and ways of understanding the world.

From its beginning in 1982 the Institute has been primarily funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with additional support from other government agencies, private foundations, and academic sponsors and corporate partners. Approximately 2,000 mathematical scientists visit MSRI each year, many for substantial periods. Visit the MSRI website.

The MSRI sponsors a variety of events aimed at the general public, students and mathematicians. We enjoy showing the community that math can be fun as well as educational. Listed below is a sampling of our festivals, applications, and activites.

  • The CME Group-MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications
  • Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
  • From Einstein to Koyaanisqatsi: Philip Glass in conversation with Robert Osserman
  • Climate Change
  • MSRI Symposium on Climate Change: From Global Models to Local Action