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 Virtual HLF is offering a diverse program including laureate lectures, panel discussions and a poster session. There will also be various interactive elements to foster the exchange between the participants, especially between the Young Researchers and the Laureates. Apart from the scientific program, there will be satellite events, which include virtual exhibitions and a documentary film.
Hot Topic at the Virtual HLF
This year’s Hot Topic session revolves on "eHealth," a theme that is both timely and has decisive ramifications, not only for science but also for society as a whole. A panel of experts from various specializations will discuss its significance, plus the inherent advantages and vulnerabilities.
We bid farewell to Vaughan Jones who received the Fields Medal in 1990 for discovering an astonishing relationship between von Neumann algebras and geometric topology and finding a new polynomial invariant for knots and links in 3-space.
farewell to Frances Elisabeth Allen
We bid farewell to Frances Elisabeth Allen, a pioneer in computer science who made fundamental "contributions to the theory and practice of optimizing compiler techniques that laid the foundation for modern optimizing compilers and automatic parallel execution."