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Call for applications: Participation in the 11th Heidelberg Laureate Forum for Outstanding Young Researchers in Mathematics and Computer Science

The application process for the 11th Heidelberg Laureate Forum has begun!

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Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation

11th Heidelberg Laureate Forum


Martin Hellman speaks to young researchers during the 10th Heidelberg Laureate Forum, 2023.

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Credit: Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation

Young researchers in mathematics and computer science from all over the world can apply for one of the 200 exclusive spots to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual networking conference. The HLF offers all accepted young researchers the unique 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, the IMU Abacus Medal and the Nevanlinna Prize engage in cross-generational scientific dialogue with young researchers in Heidelberg, Germany.

The application period for the 11th HLF runs from November 9, 2023, until February 9, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Berlin time (CET / UTC+1). Young researchers at all phases of their careers (Undergraduate/Pre-Master, Graduate PhD or Postdoc) are encouraged to complete and submit their applications via the following link:
The 11th HLF will take place from September 22 to 27, 2024 (with young researcher registration taking place on September 21). 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 as well as various interactive program elements are some of the Forum's fundamental elements, which are delivered in an environment that provides the space and time for unfettered exchange.
Over the course of the weeklong event, young researchers will have the chance to network and exchange ideas with their peers – 200 of the brightest minds from mathematics and computer science. They will also be given the exclusive opportunity to profoundly connect with their scientific role models and gain valuable insights by interacting with laureates in an unmediated and informal setting. As one young researcher put it: “Meeting the humans behind some of the most formidable inventions and discoveries of our time was phenomenal. What was unexpected, perhaps, was how warm and approachable these individuals turned out to be. I am grateful to have been given this opportunity, and to have shared it with peers who I hope to soon call colleagues, collaborators and friends."

All applications that are completed and submitted by the deadline are meticulously reviewed by an international committee of experts appointed by the award-granting institutions to ensure that the most qualified candidates are invited. There are 100 spaces available for researchers from both mathematics and computer science, respectively. All applicants will be notified by the end of April 2024 about whether or not they have been selected.
For questions regarding the requirements and the application process, please see our FAQs ( or contact Young Researchers Relations at:
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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 their 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. The HLF is 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).

Applicant Inquiries
Sarah MacLeod
Martina Wagner
Yasmin Keese
Anna Natter
Young Researchers Relations
Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation
Telephone: +49 6221 533-387
Press Inquiries
Nicole Schmitt
Nikolas A. Mariani
Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation
Telephone: +49 6221 533-384

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