Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) is one of the world’s preeminent centers for collaborative research in mathematics. Located in Berkeley, California, MSRI’s mission is to advance mathematical research, foster talent, and further the appreciation of mathematics.

MSRI strives to make mathematics accessible and exciting to those outside the field through the National Math Festival, sponsorship of Numberphile (YouTube’s most popular informal mathematics channel, with over 2.7 million subscribers), film production for public television, and the Mathical Book Prize. MSRI has created a national Math Circles movement of small organizations teaching and engaging children in math as a hobby.

2019 Festival: Make or Take Spiral

Try your hand at Super-Cube Shuffle and Factor Forts, learn about Crazy 8’s Math Clubs, take home Math at Home booklets from the California Math Council, and learn about MSRI’s Public Understanding of Math programs: face to face, online, books, movies, and more!