Heidelberg Laureate Forum

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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 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.

The 8th Heidelberg Laureate Forum postponed until 2021

Since the outbreak and rapid spread of COVID-19, the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation has been closely monitoring the pandemic and its impact. Following a painstaking examination by the board of directors and in agreement with the award granting institutions, it was resolved to postpone the annual meeting until 2021. The 8th HLF is now scheduled for September 19–24, 2021.


Congratulations to the 2019 ACM Prize in Computing recipient!

We would like to congratulate the 2019 ACM Prize in Computing recipient David Silver! He was recognized for "breakthrough advances in computer game-playing".


Congratulations to 2019 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipients!

We would like to congratulate the 2019 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipients Patrick M. Hanrahan and Edwin E. Catmull! They were recognized for their work in 3-D computer graphics which revolutionized computer-generated imagery (CGI).


Congratulations to 2020 Abel Prize recipients!

We would like to congratulate the 2020 Abel Prize recipients Hillel Furstenberg and Gregory Margulis! They received the prize for their "pioneering the use of methods from probability and dynamics in group theory, number theory and combinatorics."



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