I have spend a whole week in Oberwolfach, and I must say that it has been an incredible experience! The place is just amazing: a nice complex of buildings in the middle of the Black Forest, designed according to the needs of a center like MFO. In addition to that, I met some incredible people there, and the Seminar was very interesting!
The Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach is an international research center situated in the German Black Forest. It has one of the best mathematical libraries in the world, and is famous for their seminars, conferences, and mathematical gatherings.
The first time I heard about MFO was when I collaborated with the Exhibition Imaginary/BCN, in Barcelona; this exhibition started in MFO, after Herwig Hauser created a series of beautiful pictures of algebraic surfaces with interesting mathematical structures, with the goal to catch the attention of prospective PhD students; later, the pictures became part of a very nice exhibition, that has already travelled to many cities from around the world!
It was a big surprise when I saw that the director of the MFO, Professor Gerhard Huisken, together with Professor Simon Brendle (from Stanford University), organized one of the Oberwolfach Seminars on Singularity Analysis for Geometric Flows, a topic in which I am very interested (it is essentially the field of my PhD thesis). So I didn't doubt about it, and I showed my interest in attending the seminar.
I am a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.