Journalists & Bloggers



An informal platform with space to network coupled with an open atmosphere encourages free interchange and is advantageous for everyone involved. Journalists all around the world from a variety of specializations register to cover the HLF each year. From personal interviews, press conferences or directly discussing with the participants working in innovative areas, there is plenty of material available. Journalists are also able to apply for a limited number of travel grants provided by the HLFF that cover accommodation and travel costs. Independent from the individuals that receive a travel grant, all journalists able to cover their own expenses are encouraged to register.

Reporting on the HLF as it unfolds is the task of the blog team, which is fundamental to keeping coverage current. We have a balance of bloggers from both mathematical and computer scientific backgrounds to ensure that there is interesting material for all of the participants. Naturally, the activity on the HLF Blog peaks leading up to, during and immediately following the HLF. However, our team is actively seeking out potential stories and working to expand the reach of the blog.

Journalists can apply for a travel grant or register to attend using the online tool linked below. Applications are accepted from February 24 until May 4, 2020. Journalists covering their own expenses are free to register at any time.

Apply/Register here

Journalists at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Each year the Heidelberg Laureate Forum provides travel grants for journalists to meet and talk with the world’s most celebrated math and computer science laureates along with 200 exceptional young researchers.