HLFF extends cooperation agreement with the award-granting institutions

Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation extends cooperation agreement with the award-granting institutions on Sunday, September 24, at 19:00 in the Marstallsaal.

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) is a unique, annual networking event where the recipients of the most prestigious awards in mathematics and computer science exchange with selected young researchers from all over the world. The weeklong conference as well as the extensive accompanying program is organized by the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF), a subsidiary of the German foundation Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS). Modelled after the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, Klaus Tschira and Andreas Reuter, the former Managing Director Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) and now the Scientific Chairperson of the HLFF, developed the idea of such a meeting and the cooperation agreement with the award-granting institutions was sealed in early 2012. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (Abel Prize), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM A.M. Turing Award and ACM Prize in Computing), and the International Mathematical Union (Fields Medal and Nevanlinna Prize) declared their support of an annual meeting where the prize recipients exchange with young researchers. Heidelberg was selected as the conference venue.

What began four years ago as an experiment, has developed into fixture in the worlds of mathematics and computer science. Therefore, at the conclusion of the 4th HLF, all of the partners agreed that such a successful model should carry on. “It will continue as long as the open, unfettered scientific exchange between laureates and young researchers is a useful means for advancing science – which we are convinced will be the case for a long time,” emphasized Beate Spiegel, Chairperson of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation and Managing Director of the Klaus Tschira Stiftung.

The cooperation extension will be sealed with a contract signing on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at 19:00 in the Zeughaus Canteen in Marstallsaal, Marstallhof 3, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany.

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Signatories of the contract:

For the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF):

Beate Spiegel, Chairperson of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation

For the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM):

Prof. Vicky L. Hanson, President

For the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA):

Prof. Ole M. Sejersted, President

For the International Mathematical Union (IMU):

Prof. Shigefumi Mori, President

[Press Release]

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Managing Editor of Gonit Sora and Research Fellow, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Vienna, Austria.
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