Structure of the Forum

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum is a one-week event combining scientific, social and outreach activities.

The recipients of the most prestigious awards in mathematics and computer science, the Abel Prize, ACM A.M. Turing Award, ACM Prize in Computing, Fields Medal and the Nevanlinna Prize are invited to participate in the Forum.

They will give lectures on subjects of their choosing which are primarily directed at the participating young scientists. Those lectures should be the starting point of intensive discussions between the laureates and the young researchers during the forum. This means that the Heidelberg Laureate Forum is not a classical scientific conference but a networking event meant to motivate and inspire the next generation of scientists.

Additional to the lectures there are other platforms for exchange, such as workshops, the hot topic, poster flashes etc.

Applications from young scientists for participation in the forum are evaluated. The first phase of the application process is primarily handled by the award granting organizations, supported by the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical StudiesMathematisches Forschungszentrum Oberwolfach and by Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics. The candidates proposed by these organizations will be reviewed by the Foundation’s Scientific Board, which will make the final decision.

The outreach activities are targeted both at the general public and at high school students in particular who will have a chance to participate in parts of the forum based on a competitive application scheme.

Most of the events related to the forum will be accessible worldwide via live streams and after the event as recordings in a media archive and on the HLF YouTube channel.