MSRI at the 2021 JMM

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley, California welcomes you to the 2021 Joint Mathematics Meetings Mathematical Institutes Open House.

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Introduction to MSRI

MSRI is one of the world’s preeminent centers for collaborative research, located in Berkeley, California. Since 1982, MSRI’s topic-focused programs have brought together emerging and leading minds in mathematics, in an environment that promotes creativity and the interchange of ideas. 

Over 1,700 mathematical scientists spend time at MSRI’s headquarters each year on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. MSRI is known around the world for the quality and reach of its programs and its leadership in basic research, mathematics education, and programs for the public understanding of mathematics.



Membership and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Semester-Length Research Programs

Each year, MSRI hosts up to four semester-long topical research programs. The current program, Mathematical Problems in Fluid Dynamics, takes place 


The next membership application period will open on August 1, 2021, for research programs for the academic year 2022-23. Learn more about future programs and membership here.


Scientific Workshops and Public Outreach Activities

In addition to workshops associated with our semester-long research programs, MSRI hosts a number of topical workshops organized by the mathematical community. 



Download informational flyers about upcoming MSRI scientific and public outreach activities:


MSRI Summer Graduate Schools 2021 Flyer

2021 Summer Graduate Schools

MSRI-UP 2021 Flyer

MSRI-UP 2021

ADJOINT 2021 Flyer


Public Understanding of Mathematics Flyer

Public Understanding of Mathematics


MSRI: Emissary Newsletter

Members of MSRI's scientific community and administration collaborate to produce a biannual newsletter, the Emissary. Download the latest issues: 


2021 National Math Festival

National Math FestivalMSRI, in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), is proud to be organizing the 2021 National Math Festival. Events will take place December 2020 through March 2021, with a concentration of live, interactive online events during the Festival weekend, April 16-18, 2021. (Registration for April's events will begin in February 2020.)

Find the full NMF schedule online, or sign up for the NMF email newsletter.


NMF Live Performance Series Events

These online events are all free and family friendly, with registration via EventBrite to receive access links.



Join us in January for math, music, and theater, as we celebrate math and social justice through hip hop culture, the encouraging rhythms of rap, and the personality, persistence, and overcoming of obstacles of women in mathematics across the years.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 (1:00 – 2:00 pm ET): Math Rap (Double Feature)

  • Math Concert with the Music Notes
  • Hip Hop Math with Professor Lyrical

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 (1:00 – 2:30 pm ET): “Witches of Agnesi” Play Performance (Live Streaming) and Panel Discussion

  • Dr. Susan Gerofsky (University of British Columbia)
  • Dr. Moira Chas (Stony Brook University)
  • Dr. Nancy Scherich (University of Toronto)
  • Dr. Shelly Jones (Central Connecticut State University)


Come and listen! The 2021 Mathical Book Prize winning authors will read from their lively new works of kids’ literature. Join the fun! 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 (1:00 – 2:00 pm ET): Mathical Book Prize 2021 Winners Announcement

  • Featuring live readings and Mathical award-winning authors


The Young People’s Project hosts a game show in which students judge mathematicians on their charm and clarity explaining their favorite big ideas in mathematics.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 (1:00 – 2:30 pm ET): What’s the Big Idea: A Game Show Featuring Students and Mathematicians

  • Hosted by Scarlitte Alameda, Shawn Bernier, and Cliff Freeman (The Young People’s Project)

* This event has a unique registration due to the interactive game being played.


Join Rhys Thomas for juggling as you’ve never seen it before; and Brady Haran of Numberphile for whatever he thinks up next.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 (1:00 – 2:30 pm ET): Believe-It-Or-Not, It’s Math (x2)

  • Rhys Thomas (Science Circus)
  • Brady Haran (Numberphile YouTube Channel and Podcast)


Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani

MSRI's newest documentary film for public television was released at the 2020 JMM. To learn more, visit the film website.


Secrets of the Surface - official trailer 2020 from Zala Films on Vimeo.


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