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.

10 Years of the HLF

The HLFF bids farewell to Sergei Novikov

We bid farewell to the mathematician Sergei Novikov, who passed away on June 6, 2024. He received the Fields Medal in 1970 "for important advances in topology, the most well-known being his proof of the topological invariance of the Pontrjagin classes of the differentiable manifold, including a study of the cohomology and homotopy of Thom spaces." We offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends.


New Spotlight: Alumni in Action!

In the latest installment of our Spotlight: Alumni in Action series, we talk to mathematical physicist and HLF alumnus Michal Jex about his project “Sci-Me!”, a science-themed board game that lets players simulate the everyday life of a researcher.


Congratulations to 2023 ACM Prize in Computing Recipient, Amanda Randles!

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has awarded the 2023 ACM Prize in Computing to Amanda Randles, Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Duke University, for “groundbreaking contributions to computational health through innovative algorithms, tools, and high-performance computing methods for diagnosing and treating a variety of human diseases.”


Congratulations to the Young Researchers of the 11th HLF!

Congratulations to the 200 exceptional young researchers selected for this year’s 11th 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 22 to 27. Have a look at our past HLFs here.

Congratulations to 2023 ACM A.M. Turing Award Recipient, Avi Wigderson!

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has awarded the 2023 ACM A.M. Turing Award to Avi Wigderson, the Herbert H. Maass Professor in the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He receives the prize for his "foundational contributions to the theory of computation, including reshaping our understanding of the role of randomness in computation, and for his decades of intellectual leadership in theoretical computer science.”


Congratulations to 2024 Abel Prize Recipient, Michel Talagrand!

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2024 to Michel Talagrand of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris, France "for his groundbreaking contributions to probability theory and functional analysis, with outstanding applications in mathematical physics and statistics."