Mathematics and computer science have evolved into a matter of utmost importance in our modern society. We are confronted with the product of mathematical and computational research in all situations and aspects of our daily lives. To ensure that this technical revolution continues to thrive, science in all of its facets has to be persistently promoted and encouraged. The Heidelberg Laureate Forum rises to this challenge by bringing together the most exceptional mathematicians and computer scientists of their generations. Each year, in the last complete week of September, the recipients of the most prestigious awards in mathematics and computer science, the Abel Prize, ACM A.M. Turing Award, ACM Prize in Computing, Fields Medal, IMU Abacus Medal and Nevanlinna Prize, meet 200 selected young researchers from all over the world. Participants spend a week interacting and networking in a relaxed atmosphere designed to encourage scientific exchange.
We bid farewell to Juris Hartmanis, who was awarded the ACM A.M.Turing Award together with Richard E. Stearns in 1993, in recognition of their seminal paper which established the foundations for the field of computational complexity theory.
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 Fields Medal, Hugo Duminil-Copin, June Huh, James Maynard and Maryna Viazovska! Congratulations also to the first ever recipient of the IMU Abacus Medal, Mark Braverman!
The HLFF Spotlight: Alumni in Action series returns to shine on Makrina Agaoglou, a Juan de la Cierva Incorporación Researcher in the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) at ICMAT – Institute of Mathematical Sciences. In this interview, Makrina discusses her current project "Perceptions of Death in Collective Memory" and shares her perspective on interdisciplinary research, explaining both the challenges and benefits of collaborating outside of a specialization. The HLFF Spotlight profiles inspirational collaborations, projects and career developments of HLF alumni.