Category Archives: News

Cedríc Villani elected to French Parliament

We would like to congratulate Cedríc Villani on being elected as President of Parliamentary Office for Scientific and Technological Assessment (OPECST), organized “to inform Parliament of scientific and technological options in order, specifically, to make its decisions clear.” Regarding this, OPECST “collects information, launches study programmes and carries out assessments.” (more)

In Memoriam: Maryam Mirzakhani

Maryam Mirzakhani, Stanford mathematician and Fields Medal winner, dies Stanford mathematics Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first and to-date only female winner of the Fields Medal since its inception in 1936, died Friday, July 14, after a long battle with cancer. Mirzakhani was 40 years old. Originally published by Stanford University News By Andrew Myers and […] (more)

In Memoriam: Charles W. Bachman 1924-2017

Article originally published in Communications of the ACM. By Lawrence M. Fisher, Senior Editor/News for ACM Magazines. Charles William “Charlie” Bachman, the “father of databases” who received the ACM A.M. Turing Award for 1973 for creating the first database management system, died July 13 at the age of 92. Born in Manhattan, KS, in 1924, […] (more)

In Memoriam: Charles P. Thacker 1943-2017

Article originally published in Communications of the ACM. By Lawrence M. Fisher, Senior Editor/News for ACM Magazines. Charles P. Thacker (“Chuck” to those who knew him), who helped pioneer many aspects of the personal computer, and who was awarded the 2009 ACM A.M. Turing Award in recognition of his pioneering design and realization of the […] (more)

Mathematics Informatics Station – MAINS established!

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation presents the exhibitions “Experiencing Mathematics” and “Masters of Abstraction” in its new residence. As of now, visitors of MAINS in Heidelberg are able to experience how exciting mathematics and computer science can be and which roles they play in our everyday lives. MAINS, or “Mathematics Informatics Station,” is aptly named […] (more)

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of World Wide Web, Receives ACM A.M. Turing Award

Inventor of World Wide Web Receives ACM A.M. Turing Award Sir Tim Berners-Lee Designed Integrated Architecture and Technologies that Underpin the Web NEW YORK, April 4, 2017 – ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, today named Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Oxford, as the recipient of […] (more)

Yves Meyer receives the Abel Prize

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2017 to Yves Meyer (77) of the École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, France “for his pivotal role in the development of the mathematical theory of wavelets”. The President of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Ole M. Sejersted, announced the […] (more)

GLOBAL SOLUTIONS – the G20 Think Tank Summit – Young Global Changers

Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation is a proud partner of GLOBAL SOLUTIONS – the G20 Think Tank Summit. The Think 20 Summit GLOBAL SOLUTIONS is committed to involve the views and ideas of the next generation into global problem-solving. To do so, we encourage the most promising talents to apply for the Young Global Changers scholarship […] (more)