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.
Main meeting venue: Heidelberg University on University Square, 69117 Heidelberg.
To venues/locations not within walking distance from Heidelberg University Square, free transport will be provided. Please note that this event is upon invitation only.