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Welcome to the HLF Blog


The 5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), a week-long symposium for and by a number of the best contemporary mathematicians and computer scientists, will take place September 24–29, 2017.

The HLF unites highly talented young researchers (undergraduates, PhD candidates and postdocs) in mathematics, computer science and closely related disciplines with paramount scientists in their research fields for an informal and intellectual exchange in Heidelberg.

The Forum hosts brilliant mathematicians and computer scientists in the historic and scientifically renowned city of Heidelberg. Each year, in the last complete week of September, laureates of the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing, the Fields Medal and the Nevanlinna Prize are invited to meet 200 selected young researchers from all over the world for a conference week full of inspiration and opportunities.

In our blog you may find background stories of the HLF, the laureates and young researchers, as well as interviews, selected quotes of the day and much more.

English Blog Team

German Blog Team

All attendees are welcome to blog with us as guest bloggers. Just send an email.

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