Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Welcome to the

Mathematics and computer science have evolved into a matter of utmost importance in our modern society. We are confronted with the product of mathematical and computational research in all situations and aspects of our daily lives. To ensure that this technical revolution continues to thrive, science in all of its facets has to be persistently promoted and encouraged. The Heidelberg Laureate Forum rises to this challenge by bringing together the most exceptional mathematicians and computer scientists of their generations. Each year, in the last complete week of September, 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 Nevanlinna Prize, meet 200 selected young researchers from all over the world. Participants spend a week interacting and networking in a relaxed atmosphere designed to encourage scientific exchange.

HLFF Spotlight

The HLFF Spotlight: Alumni in Action series returns to shine on Demian Nahuel Goos, who teaches at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario in Argentina. The HLFF Spotlight profiles inspirational collaborations, projects and career developments of HLF alumni. This brief video documentary examines Goos’ "Intercultural Science Art Project" that he presented at the 7th HLF in 2019. Goos’ project was inspired to find artistic avenues to explain complex scientific topics so that a wider audience could comprehend what lies behind his research in mathematics.

Digital. Dynamic. Interactive.

This September 20–23, a diverse blend of traditional and novel components was tailored to provide a space for effective interaction. The Hot Topic revolves around “Spread of Infectious Diseases” and other components like the laureate debate and speed-networking are being introduced. Direct interplay and accessibility lay the foundation for an exciting program.