About Us 


In 2022-23, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) is becoming the Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath). (Learn more about our name change.)

The mission of the Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath) is to:

  • foster and communicate mathematical research in a broad range of fundamental topics and applications,
  • develop mathematical talent and cultivate a sense of belonging and engagement, and
  • inspire an appreciation of the power, beauty, and joy of mathematics.

About MSRI / SLMath

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), now becoming the Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath) in 2022-2023, is a landmark of US and world collaborative mathematical research. Over 1,700 mathematical scientists visit our Berkeley, California headquarters each year. It is a place where breakthroughs are made, research areas are created, and brilliant careers are launched. MSRI/SLMath education and outreach programs and film production for public television reach millions worldwide. MSRI/SLMath has been supported since its origins by the National Science Foundation, now joined by other government agencies, private foundations, corporations, individual donors, and over 100 academic institutions.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Annual Reports

The Institute has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) since our origins in 1982.





Evaluation Reports

Institute Governance

MSRI/SLMath is governed administratively by a Board of Trustees. The trustees are drawn from academia and the business world. The Board receives input from its Committee of Academic Sponsors (CAS) which represents nearly 100 of the leading mathematics research departments across the country. The Board provides guidance through the work of ten trustees committees.

The executive functions of the trustees are handled by the Steering Committee, which includes officers drawn from the trustees plus ex officio members—the directorate and the chairs of the Scientific Advisory Committee and the Committee of Academic Sponsors. The Institute's scientific programs are overseen by a Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of leading mathematical scientists.

MSRI/SLMath is also advised by specialized committees of experts, including the Broadening Participating Advisory Committee (BPAC) and the Educational Advisory Committee (EAC).

The trustee committees also include the following: