Category Archives: News

Farewell to Fernando “Corby” Corbato

We would like to bid farewell to ACM A.M. Turing Award laureate Fernando “Corby” Corbato, who passed away on July 12, 2019. Corby developed both Compatible Time-Sharing System (CTSS) and its replacement Multics: Multiplexed Information and Computing Service. We offer our condolences to his family and friends. about his life and work here. […] (more)

Congratulations to Shwetak Patel on receiving the 2018 ACM Prize in Computing

Text originally from ACM Press release. Virtuoso of Mobile Sensing Technology Receives ACM Prize in Computing Shwetak Patel Broke New Ground in IoT Research and Brought Innovative Products to Market ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, today announced that Shwetak Patel of the University of Washington and Google is the recipient of the 2018 ACM […] (more)

Congratulations to Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck who received the Abel Prize 2019

Text originally appeared on Karen Uhlenbeck first woman to win the Abel Prize The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Abel Prize for 2019 to Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck of the University of Texas at Austin, USA “for her pioneering achievements in geometric partial differential equations, gauge theory and integrable […] (more)

Journalists invited to cover 7th Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Journalists invited to engage with the world’s most talented mathematicians and computer scientists in Heidelberg! Foundation awards travel grants to journalists to cover the 7th Heidelberg Laureate Forum. This September, recipients of the Abel Prize, ACM A.M. Turing Award, ACM Prize in Computing, Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize are invited to gather in Heidelberg […] (more)

Demise of Sir Michael Atiyah

It is with great sadness that we learned about the demise of Sir Michael Atiyah, one of the outstanding mathematicians of our age. We will always remember him for his genuine kindness, for the enthusiasm that was almost tangible whenever he talked about his research, for his enlightening presentations and for the obvious pleasure he […] (more)

Mourning the loss of Jean Bourgain

The Belgian mathematician Baron Jean Bourgain passed away on December 22, 2018, at the age of 64. He was one of the world’s leading experts in his field. Bourgain was, inter alia, professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Illinois and Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques in France. He had been a Permanent Fellow […] (more)

Calling outstanding young researchers in mathematics and computer science!

The application process for the 7th Heidelberg Laureate Forum has begun. Young researchers in computer science and mathematics from all over the world can apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual networking event. The HLF offers all accepted young researchers the great opportunity to […] (more)

Impressions from the 6th HLF

At the 6th HLF, 32 laureates of mathematics and computer science spent a week of networking and scientific exchange with 200 carefully selected young researchers from 60 countries. Characterized by a unique atmosphere that enables both highly scientific and informal exchanges among the participants, the format of the HLF is distinctive to other conferences. Laureate […] (more)

33 laureates of mathematics and computer science are heading to Heidelberg!

Recipients of the 2018 Fields Medal and Nevanlinna Prize that were recognized at the International Congress of Mathematics (ICM) in Rio de Janeiro this past August will soon make their way to Heidelberg. They will be joined by their fellow laureates of mathematics and computer science, including the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient who […] (more)