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9th Heidelberg Laureate Forum, applications due

February 11

Press Release: November 11, 2021

Calling outstanding young researchers in mathematics and computer science!

The application process for the 9th Heidelberg Laureate Forum has begun.                                                                              

Young researchers in computer science and mathematics from all over the world can apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual networking event. The HLF offers all accepted young researchers the great opportunity to interact with the laureates of the most prestigious prizes in the fields of mathematics and computer science. Traditionally, the recipients of the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing, the Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize engage in a cross-generational scientific dialogue with young researchers in Heidelberg, Germany. If meeting in person is not safely possible, a digital alternative will be developed that creates spaces for effective, sustainable interaction.

The application period for the 9th HLF runs from 11 November 2021, until 11 February 2022. Young researchers at all phases of their careers (Undergraduate/Pre-Master, Graduate PhD or Postdoc) are encouraged to complete and submit their applications by 11 February (midnight at the dateline) via the following link: http://application.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org

The 9th HLF will take place from 18–23 September 2022 (with young researcher registration on 17 September). This prominent, versatile event combines scientific, social and outreach activities in a unique atmosphere, fueled by comprehensive exchange and scientific inspiration. Laureate lectures and discussions, plus various interactive program elements are some of the Forum’s fundamental elements, which are delivered on a platform that welcomes unfettered exchange.

Over the course of the weeklong conference, young researchers will be given the exclusive possibility to profoundly connect with their scientific role models and find out how the laureates made it to the top of their fields. As described by a young researcher, “The balance between scientific sessions and informal meetings, as well as discussions on the most up-to-date subjects was just perfect! As a young researcher, this was an experience I’ll not ever forget, and I believe the contacts I made will have a positive impact on my future career.”

All applications that are completed and submitted by the deadline are meticulously reviewed 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. All applicants will be notified by the end of April 2022 whether or not they are invited.

For questions regarding requirements and the application process, please contact Young Researchers Relations at: yr@heidelberg-laureate-forum.org

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



The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) annually organizes the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), a networking conference where 200 outstanding young researchers in mathematics and computer science interact with the recipients of the most renowned prizes in the fields. The HLFF was established and is funded by the German foundation Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS), which promotes natural sciences, mathematics and computer science. The Scientific Partners of the HLF are the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) and Heidelberg University. It is also strongly supported by the award-granting institutions, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the International Mathematical Union (IMU), and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA).   

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To the Editors

With this press release, we would like to extend an invitation to attend and report on the 9th Heidelberg Laureate Forum. Registration for journalists will open on February 15, 2022.

Applicant Inquiries

Sarah MacLeod
Martina Wagner
Young Researchers Relations
Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation
Telephone: +49 6221 533-387

Press Inquiries

Nicole Schmitt
Wylder Green
Communications, Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation
Telephone: +49 6221 533-389

Internet: www.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org
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 Ruth Wetzlar
Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation
Geschäftsführerin/Managing Director
Tel.:      +49 6221 533-380
Fax:      +49 6221 533-599-380
E-Mail:   ruth.wetzlar@heidelberg-laureate-forum.org 


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Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation
Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 33
69118 Heidelberg

Hausanschrift und Ausstellungen/Office and Exhibitions:
MAINS (Mathematik-Informatik-Station)
Kurfürstenanlage 52
69115 Heidelberg


The 8th Heidelberg Laureate Forum took place from September 20–23, 2021.

More information: www.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org/forum/8th-hlf-2021.html

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Weitere Informationen: www.heidelberg-mains.org


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