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Top U.S. students and Ph.D. researchers to convene with laureates in Heidelberg, Germany

Nominations and applications being accepted for the first American delegation to the second annual forum in Heidelberg

Feb. 20, 2014

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—ORAU and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are sponsoring the first American delegation of 20 students and postdoctoral researchers to attend the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, in Heidelberg, Germany, focused on mathematics and computer science. Students and early-career researchers from American institutions are eligible, and nominations and applications are currently being accepted until March 3, 2014.

Building on the successful model of the annual Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates, the Heidelberg Laureate Forum brings together students and early-career researchers with winners of the Abel Prize and Fields Medal in mathematics as well as the Turing Award and Nevanlinna Prize in computer science. The HLF is the result of a joint initiative of the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies and the Klaus Tschira Stiftung.

The meeting will take place Sept. 21-26, 2014. Students and early-career researchers from American institutions are invited to apply, joining nearly 200 early career researchers from around the world who are expected to attend the weeklong meeting. Formal lectures will occur in the morning, and the remainder of the day will be set aside for students and researchers to meet informally with the Laureates, as well as with their peers from around the world.

In addition to completing an application, all interested individuals need to apply to become a member of the American delegation. The competitive application and selection process is managed by ORAU, and successful candidates will be notified of their acceptance in May 2014.

For more information regarding the Second Annual Heidelberg Laureates Forum, visit the ORAU website.

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