BIRS-CMO Measures related to the outbreak of Coronavirus/COVID-19, as of March 15, 2020

Posted on Sun, Mar 15 2020 18:08:00
Dear BIRS-CMO organizers and participants,

In view of the new travel restrictions imposed by various countries and the directives of the Mexican Health Services regarding gatherings (of any size) involving international participants, the following upcoming workshops will unfortunately have to be postponed to next year, 2021.

● 20w5083 Using Quantum Invariants to do Interesting Topology 04/26/2020-05/01/2020
● 20w5049 Kinetic Equations: Recent Developments and Novel Applications 05/03/2020 - 05/08/2020
● 20w5038 Geometric and Analytical Aspects of Nonlinear Elliptic Equations and Related Evolution Problems 05/10/2020-05/15/2020
● 20w5134 Modeling and Engineering of the Mammalian Embryo 05/17/2020-05/22/2020
● 20w5194 Topological Complexity and Motion Planning 05/24/2020-05/29/2020
● 20w5060 Outstanding Challenges in Computational Methods for Integral Equations 05/31/2020-06/05/2020

No decision has been made yet about the workshops scheduled for the period 06/07/2020-07/03/2020. These are:

● 20w5119 Advances in Mixed Characteristic Commutative Algebra and Geometric Connections 06/07/2020-06/12/2020
● 20w5173 Higher Segal Spaces and their Applications to Algebraic K-Theory, Hall Algebras, and Combinatorics 06/14/2020-06/19/2020
● 20w5137 Mathematical and Conceptual Aspects of Quantum Theory 06/21/2020-06/26/2020
● 20w5226 Moduli, Motives and Bundles – New Trends in Algebraic Geometry 06/28/2020-07/03/2020

We are continuously monitoring and following the instructions of Mexican Health Services and the World Health Organization.

We advise all participants traveling to Mexico to stay informed of the status of the countries they are departing from and returning to, and to make their own responsible decision about their future visits.

BIRS-CMO participants should be aware that many airlines are now offering free cancellation or rebooking of tickets.

Please check the BIRS website for any update about this situation.


José Seade
General Director, Casa Matemática Oaxaca
Professor Universidad nacional Autónoma de México