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.

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.







Congratulations to 2022 ACM Prize in Computing Recipient, Yael Tauman Kalai!

The Association for Computing Machinery has announced that the 2022 ACM Prize in Computing will be awarded to Yael Tauman Kalai, who is being recognized "for breakthroughs in verifiable delegation of computation and fundamental contributions to cryptography."


Congratulations to 2023 Abel Prize Recipient, Luis A. Caffarelli!

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has announced that the 2023 Abel Prize will be awarded to Luis A. Caffarelli, who will receive it in recognition of his "seminal contributions to regularity theory for nonlinear partial differential equations including free-boundary problems and the Monge–Ampère equation."


Congratulations to 2022 ACM A.M. Turing Award Recipient, Bob Metcalfe!

The Association for Computing Machinery has announced that the 2022 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient will be Bob Metcalfe, who is being recognized "for the invention, standardization, and commercialization of Ethernet."