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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)

Reflections on My Two Years

By Vicki L. Hanson – President of the ACM from 2016–2018 – original text available Communications of the ACM website. As my term as ACM President draws to an end, I have been reflecting on my time serving our organization. It is easy to get lost in the day-to-day demands of this position, losing sight […] (more)

Congratulations to Dina Katabi on receiving the 2017 ACM Prize in Computing

Text originally from ACM Press release. ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, announced today that Dina Katabi of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) is the recipient of the 2017 ACM Prize in Computing for creative contributions to wireless systems. Recognized as one of the most innovative researchers […] (more)

Congratulations to John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson for receiving the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award

ACM News Release: Pioneers of Modern Computer Architecture Receive ACM A.M. Turing Award Hennessy and Patterson’s Foundational Contributions to Today’s Microprocessors Helped Usher in Mobile and IoT Revolutions The ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery (www.acm.org), today named John L. Hennessy, former President of Stanford University, and David A. Patterson, retired Professor of the University […] (more)