The Guest Program is the key concept distinguishing the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics from other Max Planck Institutes. Within the program mathematicians with a completed Ph.D. can work at the MPIM for a fixed period of time, ranging from weeks to several months. Young researches at the postdoctoral level can get in contact to established scientists, who enjoy staying at the MPIM for a sabbatical. The whole concept of the program is about stimulating the communication and the exchange of ideas within the mathematics community. Over the years a few thousand mathematicians have used this unique opportunity.
The institute also hosts many so-called activities, consisting of a conference and an attached workshop. Many scientist combine their stay with such an event.
Participation in the Guest Program or working at MPIM as a Postdoc requires an Application, which will be decided upon at regular meetings of the scientific advisory board. Successful applicants will receive an invitation to work at the MPIM.