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.

HLFF Spotlight

The HLFF Spotlight: Alumni in Action series returns to shine its spotlight on Edin Liđan, HLF alumnus and developer of the early mathematics education tool "FunMath4Start".


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."


Cover the 10th Heidelberg Laureate Forum!

Journalists are encouraged to cover the 10th Heidelberg Laureate Forum for an opportunity to interact with some of the brightest minds in mathematics and computer science. Experience and report on a program of interactive elements that foster scientific exchange and dynamic discussions.

Journalists can apply for a limited number of travel grants from February 20 until April 30, 2023.


New HLF Laureate Portrait – Alessio Figalli

To commemorate 10 years of the HLFF, we will be rolling out a number of Specials throughout our anniversary year! First off is a brand new update to a long-running series of ours, the HLF Laureate Portraits. Check out our newest HLF Laureate Portrait on Fields Medal recipient Alessio Figalli, where we sit down with him to discuss his career, his passions and his achievements.


HLFF Inspiring Minds

The HLFF Inspiring Minds project strives to support and guide HLF alumni in choosing their individual career paths in mathematics and computer science – regardless of gender, nationality or cultural background.
On the HLFF Inspiring Minds platform, they get the unique opportunity to interact and build meaningful relationships with laureates and experts from academia, business and industry. The project is a collaboration between the HLFF and the MCI – The Entrepreneurial School®.