Forum 2013 - Final Program Overview

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Please note that this event is upon invitation only. Lectures of participating Laureates will be live-streamed on this page during HLF 2013.

Main meeting venue: Heidelberg University on University Square, 69117 Heidelberg.
To venues/locations not within walking distance from Heidelberg University Square, free transport will be provided.

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Videos

  • Heidelberg Laureate Forum

    Heidelberg Laureate Forum

    No-waste computing

    Your smartphone may not throw away gas as you finger it, but be sure that it is a source of greenhouse pollution. “The emissions associated to keep an internet server working are around 3 metric tons of CO2 per year, comparable to those of gasoline burned by car in the same time, 4.75 metric tons”, says Zhenhua Liu, a researcher in IT and sustainability at the California Institute of Technology, who points out that the emissions of IT in the... Read more (more)

  • Heidelberg Laureate Forum

    Heidelberg Laureate Forum

    HLF Connections

    Looking back on this year's Heidelberg Laureate Forum, what comes to mind are less the separate talks - splendid though a number of them were - but the connections. A key characteristic of the HLF, after all, is that you are not getting to hear a nice talk, and then have a long time to ponder its implications. With the exception of Wednesday - institute excursions and boat trip - it's a barrage of talks, and some of them connect... Read more (more)

  • Heidelberg Laureate Forum

    Heidelberg Laureate Forum

    Vinton Cerf warns about digital oblivion

    After the fall of the Roman Empire, a dark age came in which a large part of the ancient knowledge was lost in Europe. Manuscripts were destroyed in wars and fires, or became illegible before getting transcribed. Much of their content had to be re-discovered, but it took centuries to recover it. We may be at a similar turning point, according to Vinton Cerf. The computer scientist and “father” of the Internet warned at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum that we... Read more (more)

  • Heidelberg Laureate Forum

    Heidelberg Laureate Forum

    Atmosphere and Light: Impressionism in Algebraic Geometry

    On Monday, Sir Michael Atiyah spoke about beauty in mathematics. Shigefumi Mori’s talk on Thursday started with an interesting meditation on similarities between mathematics, design, and impressionist paintings. Where Atiyah’s talk was very general, Mori drew specific parallels between the process of creating math and creating art. Mori described both art and mathematics as trying to “capture an object and create a piece of work.” This language of “capturing” a property of an object made the similarities between math and... Read more (more)

  • Heidelberg Laureate Forum

    Heidelberg Laureate Forum

    Vint Cerf on being forgotten or remembered

    Anna Valmero, participant #hlf14: Humans of today will be ghosts in history unless the challenge of digital preservation is addressed. This was the challenge posed to attendees of this year’s Heidelberg Laureate Forum by Turing Awardee Vint Cerf, TCP/IP co-designer who, together with Bob Khan, is regarded as the father of the Internet (although he himself insists that it took the work of thousands of people to realize the Internet from its military roots to a powerful, complex organism it... Read more (more)