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.

Farewell to Frederick Brooks

We bid farewell to the groundbreaking computer scientist Frederick Brooks, who passed away on November 17, 2022. He received the 1999 ACM A.M. Turing Award “for landmark contributions to computer architecture, operating systems, and software engineering.” We offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends.


Apply for the 10th HLF!

The application process for the 10th Heidelberg Laureate Forum has begun!  Find more information for young researchers in mathematics and computer science via the link below.


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®.


HLFF Spotlight

The HLFF Spotlight: Alumni in Action series returns to shine on Pankaj Baranwal, HLF alumnus and founder of the non-profit computer literacy start-up eVidya.