Verve grows for the pending 3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) this August 23 - 28
200 meticulously selected young researchers from over 50 nations gather in Heidelberg from August 23 – 28 to meet the recipients of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the Fields Medal, the Nevanlinna Prize and the Abel Prize.
The week-long Forum is an intensive, intellectual exchange between the laureates of mathematics and computer science and the young researchers, which includes a series of lectures, selected workshops, and an array of social activities. In addition, there will be a Hot Topic session discussing the socio-ethical challenges of Big Data.
The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) has enjoyed the resounding success of the previous two Forums, and is striving to exceed expectations. As the preparations finalize and time winds down, the anticipation of welcoming all participants in Heidelberg heightens.
The founding principle of the HLF is to create a platform where the brightest contemporary minds in mathematics and computer science have an opportunity to profoundly interact with the preeminent scientists of their fields. Each year, the HLFF cordially invites all living Fields, Turing, Nevanlinna and Abel laureates, currently 4 women and 99 men, to attend the Forum.
With the confirmed attendance of 26 laureates, the 3rd HLF is shaping up to be yet another captivating and vigorous assembly. The profile of the conference attracts avid attention from many arenas. In 2015, the HLFF is thrilled to announce the attendance of Sigmar Gabriel, the Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy and Vice-Chancellor of Germany, who will be holding a speech at the opening ceremony.
What separates the HLF from other scientific conferences is the unique, informal atmosphere that incites both research specific and informal dialogue among the participants. Open discourse is guided throughout the Forum by lectures, workshops and panel discussions, while various social events encourage the participants to deepen their discussions outside the lecture halls and to get to know each other.
It is this combination that creates the environment exclusive to the HLF. The orations from the laureates, and the workshops conducted by young researchers are the active ingredients in the scientific component of the conference. The social events set the stage for the participants to unwind and allow freshly formed bonds to strengthen.
The 3rd HLF will also include a Hot Topic session, “Brave New Data World”, comprised of an expert panel, workshops and culminating with an open debate. The central theme is Big Data, with the focus on the social and ethical challenges produced by computational science, addressing their inherent, complex questions. At the core of all progressive discussions is the presence of well-informed, divergent perspectives.
The “Brave New Data World” has all the elements to develop into a dynamic exchange. The session is broken down into three segments: brief presentations given by leading minds on big data, workshops co-moderated by both versed authorities and selected young researchers, concluded with an unbarred debate driven by the experts.
The program overview and a list of the attending laureates can be found here:
For more detailed information regarding the Hot Topic, please visit:
The 4th HLF will take place from September 18- 23, 2016, and we encourage mathematicians and computer scientists to save the date. The application tool will be opened for young researchers this fall.
The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) annually organizes the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), which is a networking event for mathematicians and computer scientists from all over the world. The 3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum will take place from August 23 to 28, 2015. The HLF was initiated by the German foundation Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS), which promotes natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). The Forum is organized by the HLFF along with the KTS and HITS. It is strongly supported by the award-granting institutions, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM: ACM A.M. Turing Award), the International Mathematical Union (IMU: Fields Medal, Nevanlinna Prize), and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA: Abel Prize).
To the Editors
With this press release, we would like to extend an invitation to attend the Forum as well as to report on the event. Journalists that wish to cover the 3rd HLF can use the following link:
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