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, 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.

Laureates meet the next generation

The HLF connects highly talented young researchers of mathematics and computer science with the most distinguished scientists in their research fields. It provides a platform for inspiration and creativity, fueled by the desire to inspire the next generation of scientists. The HLF creates the opportunity for researchers to interact and exchange ideas.

Check out the video to get a glimpse of what the HLF is all about.

New HLF Laureate Portrait – Endre Szemerédi

Continuing our updated series of HLF Laureate Portraits, we turn this time to Endre Szemerédi – recipient of the 2012 Abel Prize for “fundamental contributions to discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science, and in recognition of the profound and lasting impact of these contributions on additive number theory and ergodic theory.” Join us for an insightful journey into Szemerédi’s life and career.

Congratulations to the Young Researchers of the 10th HLF!

Congratulations to the 200 exceptional young researchers selected for this year’s 10th Heidelberg Laureate Forum! We look forward to an exciting week of scientific exchange, exploring new ideas and bringing together promising young researchers with the brightest minds of mathematics and computer science. Check back soon to find more details on this upcoming event, taking place from September 24 to 29. Have a look at our past HLFs here.

HLFF Spotlight

The HLFF Spotlight: Alumni in Action series returns to shine on the HLF alumna and computer scientist, Aderonke Sakpere. Aderonke is the founder of the Tech Girls Club, a group aiming to support young women in STEM in Nigeria. She is also developing “Kọ́Èdè”, an app to help early childhood learning of her native Yoruba language.