“Congratulations to Maryam Mirzakhani, Artur Ávila, Manjul Bhargava, Martin Hairer, and Subhash Khot!”

Winners of the Fields Medals and the Nevanlinna Prize 2014 announced!

Naturally the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) was present this week at the 27th International Congress of Mathematicians when the latest recipients of one of the most important scientific distinctions for mathematicians were announced: the Fields Medalists. The Foundation congratulates the first woman mathematician to be awarded this prize – Maryam Mirzakhani – and her fellow laureates, Artur Ávila, Manjul Bhargava, and Martin Hairer. Every four years since 1936, the International Mathematical Union (IMU) has presented the Fields Medals to outstanding mathematicians at the ICM. Also at the Congress, the IMU awards the Nevanlinna Prize for special achievements in the field of mathematics for computer science. The winner of the 2014 Prize is Subhash Khot. The Foundation’s congratulations to all the prize winners are connected with a cordial invitation to attend the Heidelberg Laureate Forum.
As part of its tasks and purposes, the HLFF promotes and universalizes scientific communication. Established last year as an offshoot of the Klaus Tschira Foundation, Heidelberg, the Foundation has set itself the task of organizing an annual networking conference for outstanding mathematicians and computer scientists from all over the world: the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF). This year’s Forum is scheduled to take place from September 21 to 26, 2014, and so far 25 laureates of the Abel Prize, the Fields Medal, the Turing Award, and the Nevanlinna Prize have confirmed their attendance. Among them are the present Turing Award winner Leslie Lamport and one of the latest Fields Medalists. For a regularly updated list of the laureates participants at the 2nd HLF, go to:
http://www.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org/the-laureates/?hlfyear=2014

Background
The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation organizes the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) every year. The HLF is a networking event for mathematicians and computer scientists from all over the world and will take place for the second time at the end of September. The Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) was initiated by the German foundation Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS), which promotes natural sciences, mathematics and computer sciences, and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). The Forum is organized by the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation in cooperation with KTS and HITS as well as the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the International Mathematical Union (IMU) and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA). The 2nd Heidelberg Laureate Forum will take place from September 21 to 26, 2014.

To the editors:
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