American Delegation to the
Heidelberg Laureate Forum in
Heidelberg, Germany

September 24-29, 2017

5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum

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The Heidelberg Laureate Forum is a gathering of laureates of some of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics and computer science, namely the Abel Prize and Fields Medal as well as the Turing Award and Nevanlinna Prize.  Held annually for a week in in Heidelberg, Germany, the Heidelberg Laureate Forum brings these laureates at the apex of their careers together with 200 high-achieving graduate student and postdoctoral counterparts from around the world. 

The HLF gives early career researchers an opportunity for interaction that is typically not available within the normal university environment or in their home university department, whereby the Laureates provided formal plenary lectures and led small group discussions with topics driven by a combination of prepared presentations by the Laureates as well as student questions.  The result is two-fold: The connection of young, inspiring researchers, so that they will collaborate and further their scientific discipline as they mature professionally and to bridge the gap between the generations of computer science research. 

The American delegation is sponsored with support from the National Science Foundation and ORAU, with the delegation program administered by ORAU.

Read about the programming the 2015 researchers participated in on the Past Meetings page.

How to Apply

The deadline for nominations has passed for the 2017 meeting. To receive information on the 2018 meeting when it becomes available, please complete the form below:

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A student nominated to participate in this program must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Be currently enrolled as a full-time graduate student.
  • Have completed by June 2017 at least two academic years of study toward a doctoral degree in physics, physiology or medicine, chemistry or related disciplines, but not planning a dissertation/thesis defense before December 31, 2017.
  • Be an active researcher who is performing research funded by public or private sources.


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