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Engage with the world's most talented mathematicians and computer scientists in Heidelberg

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum enables selected young researchers to profoundly network with the laureates of mathematics and computer science

Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation

The 6th HLF will take place from September 23-28, 2018, and applications for the coveted travel grants are accepted until May 15, 2018.

The HLF offers a carefully selected group of young researchers in mathematics and computer science the extraordinary chance to meet the preeminent scientists in their fields for one week of cross-generational, scientific dialogue. What distinguishes the HLF from traditional scientific conferences is the unique atmosphere that inspires a blend of acute scientific discussions and informal interactions among the participants. Lectures, workshops and panel discussions embolden scientifically driven debate, while various social events encourage the participants to pursue their discourse outside the lecture halls and to get to know each other.

Embedded once again into the program is the Hot Topic session, which centers on a theme that is highly consequential, not only for science, but society at large. At the 6th HLF, a panel of experts from various specializations will discuss blockchain technologies, the potential of cryptocurrencies and future impact of the secure distributed ledger.

After carefully evaluating each application, the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation offers 15 travel grants to enable journalists to report on this compelling networking event for the pinnacle in computer science and mathematics. Grants cover travel costs as well as board and accommodation during the stay in Heidelberg (starting with a media-get-together on the evening of September 22).

Until May 15, 2018, journalists from all over the world are invited to apply, irrespective of their media affiliation (print, TV, online, radio). The applications must include the following: a short CV, three samples of work (indicating respective medium), a synopsis of publications to date (indicating respective medium), planned contributions regarding the HLF as well as a preliminary travel itinerary including estimated costs.

Please send travel grant applications to:

Application deadline: May 15, 2018

All journalists who wish to cover the 6th HLF are also requested to register using the following link:



The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) annually organizes the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), which is a networking event for mathematicians and computer scientists from all over the world. The 6th Heidelberg Laureate Forum will take place from September 23 to 28, 2018. 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 HLFF 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).

Registration and Press Inquiries

Wylder Green
Christiane Schirok
Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation
Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 33, 69118 Heidelberg, Germany
Telephone: +49-6221-533-384

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