Category Archives: News

We bid farewell to Alan Baker

We bid farewell to the groundbreaking mathematician Professor Alan Baker, a Fellow of the Royal Society and of Trinity College, Cambridge and who received the Fields Medal in 1970 “for his fundamental contributions to the theory of Diophantine equations, especially his vast generalization of Gelfond’s method for transcendence proofs.” (more)

Calling Outstanding Young Researchers!

The application process for the 6th Heidelberg Laureate Forum begins November 6, 2017. Young researchers in computer science and mathematics from all over the world can apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual networking event. The HLF offers all accepted young researchers the great […] (more)

We bid farewell to Vladimir Voevodsky

It is with the greatest distress that we learned about the death of Fields Medalist Vladimir Voevodsky on September 30, 2017, at the age of 51, just one day after the end of the 5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum. Vladimir was an outstanding mathematician, a great teacher, and a genuinely pleasant person. When he participated in […] (more)

Thursday Extract – Scientific Program Includes the Hot Topic Session

Thursday at the 5th HLF got underway with a lectures from Manuel Blum, ACM Turing Award recipient, and Efim Zelmanov, who received the Fields Medal. After the lectures, there was a short break and then the Scientific Program rolled on with the Hot Topic of the 5th HLF which revolved around the fundamental principles of […] (more)

Wednesday Extract – At the Institutes, in Schools, and on the Water

During the HLF, the hallways and rooms of the New University of Heidelberg University are reverberating with energy and scientific exchange. However, on Wednesday, it acted as meeting point and from there the participants made their way to various locations all around Heidelberg and the surrounding area. Young researchers and even some of the laureates […] (more)

Tuesday Extract – A Day Compact with Laureate Lectures – Start to Finish

Day 2 of the Scientific Program was to the brim with laureate lectures. The morning session was a trifecta that began with ACM Turing Award recipient, John Hopcroft, followed by Alexei Efros, ACM Prize in Computing, and Leslie Lamport, ACM Turing Award. After a brief interlude, the lectures kicked off with Joseph Sifakis, ACM Turing […] (more)

Monday Extract – The Scientific Program of the 5th HLF Commences

Unsurprisingly, a fundamental draw of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) is the laureate lectures. Monday, September 25, 2017, the Scientific Program of the 5th HLF got underway with five gripping lectures. ACM A.M Turing laureate Martin Hellman opened up the scientific program and he was followed by the Lindau Lecture of the 5th HLF, given […] (more)

Sunday Extract – The 5th HLF Opens Its Doors and Cements Its Future

The energy surrounding the Opening Ceremony of the 5th HLF could be felt around the University Plaza in Heidelberg, and the signature blue conference bag of the HLF could be spotted throughout the city. 2017 would have been the last HLF according to the original contract. However, the fate of future HLFs was officially secured […] (more)