The sixth Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) will provide a platform for 200 selected young researchers to exchange ideas with renowned laureates in mathematics and computer science.

Recipients of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing, the Abel Prize, the Fields Medal and the Nevanlinna Prize will inspire young researchers in a week-long program of lectures, workshops, and social events from 23-28 September in Heidelberg, Germany. The HLF raises awareness of innovation and achievements in mathematics and computing, and of the contributions of the individuals who have received these awards, among their peers, future generations of mathematicians and computing professionals, and the broader public.

Turing Laureates participating in this year’s HLF include Manuel Blum, Frederick Brooks, Vinton G. Cerf, Stephen A. Cook, Whitfield Diffie, Martin Hellman, Sir C. Antony R. Hoare, John E. Hopcroft, William M. Kahan, Richard M. Karp, Leslie Lamport, Butler W. Lampson, Silvio Micali, David A. Patterson, Joseph Sifakis, Richard E. Stearns, Michael Stonebraker, Ivan Sutherland, Robert Tarjan, and Leslie Valiant. ACM Prize Recipients participating in this year’s HLF are Sanjeev Arora and Jeffrey Dean.

The HLF, founded by the Klaus Tschira Foundation and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, is organized by the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation and is supported by the Association for Computing Machinery (Turing Award, ACM Prize), the International Mathematical Union (Fields Medal, Nevanlinna Prize) and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (Abel Prize).