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

    The 3rd HLF – Through the Looking Glass

    Wylder Green, HLFF press team member: Atmosphere defines interaction, and the 3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum did not allow that truth to evade it. The cornerstone of the HLF is creating an informal environment for scientific communication to flourish. Lectures from the laureates held in the auditorium carried on into the hallways as the energy from a compilation of such great minds reverberated throughout the building and shadowed the participants for the entire week. The 3rd HLF surpassed our expectations, a... Read more (more)

  • Heidelberg Laureate Forum

    Heidelberg Laureate Forum

    Fred Brooks on Software Engineers and Teams

    It has been over a week since the end of HLF, and I've been settling back into my life as a software developer at Shopify in Ottawa, Canada.  I often find myself thinking back to what I consider to be an epic conversation with laureate Fred Brooks.  With my husband and fellow blogger, Andrew Carmichael, I interviewed Brooks in what was a joint effort.  Brooks was kind enough to spend over an hour with us.  Since I can't possibly share everything... Read more (more)

  • Heidelberg Laureate Forum

    Heidelberg Laureate Forum

    Casual Attire and Formal Proof

    Informality is the watchword here at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum. Even the most distinguished participants go by Bob or Fred or Len rather than Herr Professor Doktor. In this casual social atmosphere, however, formality of another kind has been a major topic of conversation. Four of the week's plenary lectures have addressed the need for formal proofs of correctness in both computer science and mathematics. Tony Hoare gave an eloquent talk reclaiming two giants of Greek antiquity as part of... Read more (more)

  • Heidelberg Laureate Forum

    Heidelberg Laureate Forum

    Query and Curiosity – Scientific Data Exploration

    Thursday, August 27, during the poster session at HLF15 I strolled around. As I am not a computer scientist or mathematician I honestly had problems in getting an idea, what most of these posters where about. But one, by Abdul Wasay, a second year PhD student at Harvard University, caught my attention. Just by looking at the poster I got an idea, what Queriosity means and who might benefit from it. It appeared to be a software for scientists, helping them... Read more (more)

  • Heidelberg Laureate Forum

    Heidelberg Laureate Forum

    Stepping Off the “Innovation” Bandwagon

    Rosalind Reid, guest blogger at HLF15: I believe I’ve heard the word “innovation” spoken only once during the 2015 Heidelberg Laureate Forum. For an event that gathers together the inventors of today’s computing and the inventors of tomorrow’s, this is remarkable—and refreshing. Here at HLF, the pressures of the marketplace—where glib terms like “innovation” dominate—feel fairly distant. Most of the laureates attending this year are winners of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Turing Award, and many Turing winners have done... Read more (more)