3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Seeking Outstanding Young Researchers!

The application process for the 3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum is up and running.

Beginning November 17, young computer scientists and mathematicians from all over the world can apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual networking event. The HLF offers all accepted young researchers the great opportunity to personally meet the winners of the most prestigious prizes in their fields. For one week, the recipients of the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize engage in a cross-generational scientific dialogue with young researchers in Heidelberg, Germany. Applications must be submitted online at http://application.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org by February 28, 2015. For more information, please visit: www.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org

The 3rd HLF will take place from August 23 to 28, 2015. This high-profile event combines scientific, social and outreach activities in an informal atmosphere, and is fueled by comprehensive exchange and scientific inspiration. “The HLF is a unique opportunity for two hundred ambitious young researchers to meet some of the most successful scientists in their fields”, says Klaus Tschira, founder and chairperson of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF), which organizes the HLF every year.

During the HLF week, young researchers will be given the exclusive possibility to profoundly connect with their scientific role models and find out how they made it to the top of their fields. 24 laureates attended the 2nd HLF, including Martin Hairer and Manjul Bhargava, both 2014 Fields Medalists, and Leslie Lamport, the current winner of the ACM A.M. Turing Award. Together with their fellow laureates, they shared their knowledge with 200 outstanding young researchers from nearly 60 different countries. “A once-in-a-lifetime experience to engage with some amazing people. I thoroughly enjoyed not just the thrill of meeting these ‘greats’ but being free to pick their brains, learn their wisdom and even to debate with them. I am coming away from the Forum, inspired and motivated in general, but also with fresh research ideas and insight into my own area of work. For this I am extremely grateful”, writes one young researcher of the 2nd HLF.

Young researchers at all levels, from undergrad and PhD to postdoc, are encouraged to apply for one of the limited spots until February 28, 2015.

Successful candidates will be selected by an international committee of experts to ensure that only the most qualified candidates are invited. There are 100 spaces available for each discipline of mathematics and computer science. Successful applicants will be notified by April 15, 2015.

For more information, please go to: www.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org


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, with the dates alternating each year between August and September. 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 in cooperation with KTS and HITS as well as the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the International Mathematical Union (IMU), and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA).


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