This article is published in the January 2019 issue.

Young Researchers: Apply for the Seventh Heidelberg Laureate Forum – September 22-27, 2019

Who wants to spend a week in beautiful Heidelberg Germany surrounded by the recipients of the ACM A.M. Turing Award and the ACM Prize in Computing? I do!


HLF 2018 at Technik Museum Speyer.

In September, I had the unique opportunity to participate as part of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) international blog team. I got to watch 200 students from around the world have personal conversations about their research with some of the biggest names in our field. The evenings were spent dining in beautiful venues such as the Technik Museum Speyer and the Heidelberg Castle.

Now it is YOUR chance (or your student’s chance) to come to the seventh HLF on September 22 to 27, 2019.

ACM encourages young computer scientists and mathematicians from all over the world to apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual event. The HLF offers all accepted young researchers the great opportunity to personally meet the winners of the most prestigious prizes in their fields.

For one week, recipients of the ACM A.M. Turing Award and the ACM Prize in Computing (Computer Science), the Abel Prize (Mathematics), the Fields Medal (Mathematics), and the Nevanlinna Prize (Mathematical Aspects of Information Science) will engage in a cross-generational scientific dialogue with young researchers in Heidelberg, Germany.

The seventh HLF will take place from September 22 to 27, 2019. This high-profile event combines scientific, social and outreach activities in an informal atmosphere, and is fueled by comprehensive exchange and scientific inspiration.

Applications must be submitted online here by February 15, 2019Read more about how to apply in the FAQ. You can also nominate a candidate (on the registration form, you will need to enter ACM’s organization numberplease email to request this number). Successful candidates will be selected by an international committee of experts to ensure that only the most qualified candidates are invited. Those who are accepted will be notified in April.

Please share this broadly and invite everyone to apply. See my experience from the 2018 HLF here.

For more information, please visit the HLF site.