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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)

Exclusive interview series with laureates of mathematics and computer science

A discussion with Madhu Sudan The laureates that participate in the annual Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) are the undisputed main attraction, especially for the young researchers who have been mentored by their groundbreaking work. Whether they have received the Abel Prize, ACM A.M. Turing Award, ACM Prize in Computing, Fields Medal or the Nevanlinna Prize, […] (more)

Exclusive interview series with laureates of mathematics and computer science

A discussion with Jeff Dean The laureates that participate in the annual Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) are the undisputed main attraction, especially for the young researchers who have been mentored by their groundbreaking work. Whether they have received the Abel Prize, ACM A.M. Turing Award, ACM Prize in Computing, Fields Medal or the Nevanlinna Prize, […] (more)

Congratulations to recipients of Fields Medal and Nevanlinna Prize!

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation extends congratulations to 2018’s recipients of the Fields Medal and Nevanlinna Prize! Fields Medal 2018 Caucher Birkar For the proof of the boundedness of Fano varieties and for contributions to the minimal model program. Alessio Figalli For contributions to the theory of optimal transport and its applications in partial differential […] (more)

Blockchain and distributed ledgers: Will the reality live up to the hype?

Will distributed ledger provide a ‘reset’ button for the internet and other networks? Many of the primary privacy risks prevalent today are due to an increasing centralization of information. A decentralized network is potentially more secure but not without its vulnerabilities. This September 25, in the Hot Topic session at the 6th Heidelberg Laureate Forum […] (more)