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.

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."


Travel grants for journalists

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) provides a limited number of travel grants for journalists to attend the 8th HLF this September 20-25. Selected journalists will spend a week interacting with some of the brightest minds in mathematics and computer science.

Apply for a travel grant or register via the online tool linked below. Applications are accepted from February 24-May 4, 2020.

Apply here


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