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

VLOG@HLF23 Part Three

VLOG@HLF23 PART THREE is out now!
Time for the boat trip down the beautiful river Neckar, impressions of the last days and inspiring interviews with László Lovász, Yael Tauman Kalai, Helge Holden as well as Hiraku Nakajima.

New HLFF Spotlight: 10th HLF Podcast Episode

In the final podcast episode of our HLFF Spotlight: 10th HLF series, we hear from Sneha Goenka, a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Sneha talks about her work on the ultra-rapid genome team there, which ultimately led to their development of the world’s fastest genome diagnosis technique, a crucial tool in helping rapid identification and diagnosis of genetic diseases. We also learn how that breakthrough led to her nomination as one of the 2023 Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees in the Science category. Finally, we hear from her about her expectations for the upcoming 10th HLF.


New HLFF Spotlight: 10th HLF Blog Article

For the final Blog article in our HLFF Spotlight: 10th HLF series, we hear from Rachel Masters, a PhD student at Colorado State University working on therapeutic nature-based virtual reality (VR) experiences. We learn about how Rachel hopes such immersive VR experiences, such as escaping into a tranquil forest landscape, can help combat everyday stress, help people cope with post-traumatic stress disorder and perhaps even help treat drug addiction.


New HLF Laureate Portrait – Jack J. Dongarra

We are proud to share another entry in our series of HLF Laureate Portraits.
This time, we speak to Jack J. Dongarra, recipient of the 2021 ACM A.M. Turing Award, about his life, his research and some of the highlights of his career.
We are honored that Jack J. Dongarra will be attending this year’s HLF.