IFIP President Anthony Wong attended the 10th Heidelberg Laureate Forum this week, joining some of the most distinguished laureates in computer science and mathematics along with 200 young researchers from 60 countries around the world. 

It was a melting pot of the best and brightest, offering participants the chance to connect and exchange ideas with scientific pioneers and learn how the laureates made it to the top of their fields. This compelling networking event combined scientific, social and outreach activities in a unique atmosphere, sustained by comprehensive exchange and scientific inspiration. 

Mr Wong said a highlight was hearing 2022 A.M. Turing Award recipient and Ethernet creator, Robert Metcalfe, speak on the topic, “CONNECTIVITY is a thing, is THE thing”.

“Thank you Robert, for also sharing your stories of your time on the IFIP Technical Committee 6: Communication Systems!” he said.

Other notable participants this year have included ACM A.M. Turing Award recipients Jack Dongarra, Vinton Cerf and Whit Diffie, as well as ACM Prize in Computing recipients Yael Tauman Kalai, Pieter Abbeel, and Shwetak N. Patel, among many others.