All Expectations Exceeded: One out of Three Laureates Attends the 1st Heidelberg Laureate Forum

38 Abel, Fields and Turing Laureates have confirmed their attendance at the 1st Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), which takes place from September 22 until 27, 2013. The laureates will meet 200 of the most talented young researchers in the fields of mathematics and computer science from 47 countries. The three Abel Laureates who are attending are Sir Michael Atiyah, Endre Szemerédi and S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan.

The response to the newly established Heidelberg Laureate Forum exceeds all expectations: 38 Abel, Fields and Turing Laureates have confirmed their attendance at the event in Heidelberg.

There are only roughly 100 recipients of the most prestigious prizes for mathematics (Fields Medal and Abel Prize) and computer science (Turing Award) in the world, which means that more than one third of all laureates will attend the 1st Heidelberg Laureate Forum.

"We are delighted to learn that such a huge number of laureates support the Heidelberg Laureate Forum", says Klaus Tschira, founder of the Klaus Tschira Stiftung and of the newly established Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation. "It will be extremely inspiring for the young researchers to meet and interact with such a large crowd of experienced and highly successful scientists."

In a worldwide call for application, young researchers in the fields of mathematics and computer science were given the opportunity to apply online for the 1st Heidelberg Laureate Forum until February 15, 2013. The Scientific Committee of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum has just selected the 200 most talented candidates out of almost 600 submitted applications.

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum offers the extraordinary opportunity to meet some of the pre-eminent scientists in mathematics and computer science to a select group of young researchers. During the week-long event, they will be able to get to know recipients of the most prestigious prizes for mathematics (Fields Medal and Abel Prize) and computer science (Turing Award). The Heidelberg Laureate Forum will take place from September 22 until 27, 2013, for the first time and will be held annually thereafter. Lectures and workshops offer plenty of opportunity for scientific exchange, while a rich variety of social events encourages the young researchers to engage in casual conversations with their scientific role models.

The agreement about the establishment of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum was signed by the parties involved at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on the 22nd of May 2012. In the front row: Professor Andreas Reuter and Dr. Klaus Tschira. Behind: Professor Nils Chr. Stenseth, Dr. Fabrizio Gagliardi, Professor Ingrid Daubechies, Professor Helge Holden, Professor Øivind Andersen and Mr. Ambassador Detlev Rünger. Photo: Eirik Furu BaardsenThe agreement about the establishment of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum was signed by the parties involved at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on the 22nd of May 2012. In the front row: Professor Andreas Reuter and Dr. Klaus Tschira. Behind: Professor Nils Chr. Stenseth, Dr. Fabrizio Gagliardi, Professor Ingrid Daubechies, Professor Helge Holden, Professor Øivind Andersen and Mr. Ambassador Detlev Rünger. Photo: Eirik Furu Baardsen


The Forum was initiated by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS), a German foundation supporting the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). It is organized in collaboration with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM; Turing Award), the International Mathematical Union (IMU; Fields Medal) and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA; Abel Prize).

 

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