Press Release, December 2012

„Apply Now!“ – The Application Process for the First Heidelberg Laureate Forum Is Up and Running

Starting now, young researchers in the fields of mathematics and computer science can apply for the first Heidelberg Laureate Forum, which will take place from September 22 until 27, 2013. The application deadline is February 15, 2013.

The Klaus Tschira Stiftung invites students, PhD candidates and postdocs in the fields of mathematics and computer science from all over the world to apply online for the first Heidelberg Laureate Forum. Applicants will find all information on the application process and on the required material for an application on the website Candidates who recently completed their PhD and show a strong interest in science are also encouraged to apply, even if they are now working in a non-scientific environment. Online applications until February 15, 2013: Online application.

The final selection of the invitees will be made by the Scientific Committee supporting the Heidelberg Laureate Forum. Members of the Scientific Committee are representatives of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the International Mathematical Union (IMU) and the Norwegian Academy for Science and Letters, amongst others. Successful applicants will be notified by April 15, 2013. Travel support will be provided for a limited number of young researchers.

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum offers the extraordinary opportunity to meet some of the pre-eminent scientists in mathematics and computer science to a select group of young researchers. During the week-long event, they will be able to get to know recipients of the most prestigious prizes for mathematics (Fields Medal and Abel Prize) and computer science (Turing Award). The Heidelberg Laureate Forum will take place from September 22 until 27, 2013 for the first time and will be held annually thereafter. Lectures and workshops offer plenty of opportunity for scientific exchange, while a rich variety of social events encourages the young researchers to engage in casual conversations with their scientific role models.

The Klaus Tschira Stiftung supports the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science.

Heidelberg Laureate Forum contact:
Ruth Wetzlar, Yasmin Gürkan
info < at >

Press contact:
Klaus Tschira Stiftung
Renate Ries
renate.ries < at >