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2020 Activity and Workshop Updates (COVID-19 Coronavirus)

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Alameda County has issued a Shelter in Place Order, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The MSRI building will be closed to all visitors until at least June 30, 2020. During this time, all activities will take place online and staff will be working remotely. We will continue to have a strong online presence for the remainder of the semester so that those who have left Berkeley can continue to participate.

These changes are being made on a case-by-case basis, and may include the cancellation of on-site activities in favor of fully online webinar presentations or video recordings, updates or changes to scheduled talks, or delays to scheduled events.

MSRI staff will be in touch with all registered participants in the affected workshops via email.

We recognize that the timing of our decisions may significantly inconvenience many of you. MSRI is working closely with workshop organizers and sponsoring agencies to provide answers about reimbursements, cancellations, and provide supporting documentation for your institution.

You can monitor this page, which will be updated on a rolling basis as changes are announced.

PAGE UPDATED: Monday, April 6, 2020 at 11:30 AM Pacific


MSRI Building Closure / Virtual Activities

Due to the COVID-19 situation, MSRI is adopting a social distancing model and has virtualized all activities through the end of June 2020. During this time, the building will be closed to the public and all research activities will take place online. All staff will be working remotely.

The health and safety of the MSRI community is our top priority at this time. We will provide weekly updates regarding this evolving situation here, via email, and on Twitter @mathmoves.


Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020: Today’s Mathematics, Social Justice, and Implications for Schools

March 11-13, 2020

Link to workshop page: www.msri.org/workshops/954

Workshop status: The workshop will not happen at MSRI. Some of the planned talks have been made available online, beginning March 11-13 and continuing throughout Spring 2020. Visit the workshop page for more information and videos. Registered participants will receive ongoing email communications containing the updated schedule.


Tensor categories and topological quantum field theories

March 16-20, 2020

Link to workshop page: www.msri.org/workshops/917

Workshop status: This workshop took place as an online webinar only via Zoom videoconferencing. All on-site programming at MSRI in Berkeley has been cancelled. **Please DO NOT TRAVEL to Berkeley / MSRI for this event.**

Registered participants will receive email communications containing the updated schedule.


(∞, n)-categories, factorization homology, and algebraic K-theory

March 23-27, 2020

Link to workshop page: www.msri.org/workshops/918

Workshop status: This workshop took place as an online webinar only via Zoom videoconferencing. All on-site programming at MSRI in Berkeley is cancelled. **Please DO NOT TRAVEL to Berkeley / MSRI for this event.**

Registered participants will receive email communications containing the updated schedule.


Hot Topics: Optimal transport and applications to machine learning and statistics

May 4-8, 2020

Link to workshop page: www.msri.org/workshops/928

Workshop status: This workshop will now take place as an online webinar only via Zoom videoconferencing. All on-site programming at MSRI in Berkeley is cancelled. **Please DO NOT TRAVEL to Berkeley / MSRI for this event.**


Registered participants will receive email communications containing the updated schedule.If you have additional questions, you may email us at coord@msri.org. We appreciate your patience as this is a rapidly changing situation, and we may not be able to respond to your message immediately.