The 8th HLF 2021



This September 20–23, the digital 8th HLF offers a diverse blend of traditional and novel components for the selected young researchers and the other participants. There was an effort made to construct a program that unmistakably resembles the HLF while being undeniably optimized for an online format. Providing a space for effective interaction was the principal motivation in tailoring each element.

Certain aspects simulate the actual event such as laureate lectures and Hot Topic, with the “Spread of Infectious Diseases” as this year’s theme. Other components like the laureate debate and speed-networking are being introduced. Many elements have been optimized for direct interplay and the entire program is on highly accessible platforms. Leading up to the 8th HLF, a few workshops were designed to provide the young researchers with direct and tangible benefits in their careers.

Though the digital 8th HLF looks and feels very different from the actual event, the fundamental principle remains constant: some of the brightest minds in mathematics and computer science come together for interdisciplinary exchange.

Updates and detailed information about the program are available on the website. Video material from most of the sessions will be available on the HLF YouTube channel a week after the HLF has concluded.