May 24, 2016

Banff International Research Station

The Directors of PIMS and MSRI have presented a proposal establishing a research facility dedicated to innovation and discovery in the mathematical sciences. The Banff International Research Station (BIRS), with an Oberwolfach-style infrastructure, will attract mathematicians from Canada, the United States and around the world.

The Fields Institute applauds the initiative of PIMS and MSRI. The creation of BIRS fill provide a research haven where leading mathematicians can come together to pursue research in a retreat-like atmosphere.

The Fields Institute looks forward to working with MSRI and PIMS, along with other Canadian mathematical organizations, in the development of BIRS and its governance structure.

Bradd Hart
Acting Director
The Fields Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences

March 20, 2001