Forum 2013 - Final Program Overview

Please click on the slots for further details.

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 » English blog

    Heidelberg Laureate Forum » English blog

    Farewell to Heidelberg, plus N-Dimensional Volumes

    Two days ago the Heidelberg Laureate Forum came to an end, with a grand farewell dinner at Heidelberg Castle. Back in July, when I was invited to join the blog team for the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, I didn't accept immediately. I was busy, and a week in Germany would definitely affect my writing schedule. For several days I sat on the fence, but what finally decided me was... the fact that we would have the closing dinner in a castle!... ... (more)

  • Heidelberg Laureate Forum » English blog

    Heidelberg Laureate Forum » English blog

    Research At the Interface Between Disciplines

    Amanda Randles, HLF13 participant: Throughout the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, there was a strong emphasis on the role interdisciplinary research may play in the future of computing.  It was the focus of lectures such as Stephen Smale’s chalk talk on protein folding  and Richard Karp’s inspiring presentation titled "The Computational Lens on the Sciences".  As I am just starting out in my career and looking to pursue research at the intersection of computational and biomedical research, I was excited to see... ... (more)

  • Heidelberg Laureate Forum » English blog

    Heidelberg Laureate Forum » English blog

    Dealing with the unexpected: William Kahan and the need for graceful exits

    In a previous post, I took a trip down read-only memory lane with William Kahan. On the same trip, Kahan told me about his first commercial programming job. The software was meant to aid the operations of Trans-Canada Air Lines (now Air Canada) by helping it save on, wait for it: telegraph charges. To this end, it was to keep track of the seats available on various flights, the better to coordinate reservations (presumably cutting down on unnecessary inquiries by... ... (more)

  • Heidelberg Laureate Forum » English blog

    Heidelberg Laureate Forum » English blog

    The Talk That Wasn’t

    Today I had the real privilege of hearing Manuel Blum's talk at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum. It was about... "Wait a minute!" I hear you saying. "Manuel Blum didn't give a talk at the forum!" Well yes, that's right, he didn't. But at least he told me about the talk he would have given if he had chosen to give a talk. It was about... "Wait a minute!" says Eric Chung of Microsoft's eXtreme Computing Group. "Let me tell you... ... (more)

  • Heidelberg Laureate Forum » English blog

    Heidelberg Laureate Forum » English blog

    A very busy man

    During the boat trip yesterday, I chatted briefly with Cédric Villani. The conversation was brief because he was in great demand, having arrived just the day before and leaving that evening. “Two days!” he said. “Two days is pretty good for me now, because I am so busy.” “Has it been hard to find the time to get math done since you won the Fields Medal?” I asked. “Not hard,” he said. “Impossible!” In the last three years, he said,... ... (more)