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

ORAU and National Science Foundation to sponsor American delegation to attend forum

June 17, 2015

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—ORAU and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are sponsoring 20 students and postdoctoral researchers to attend the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, which focuses on mathematics and computer science. Building on the successful model of the annual Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates, the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, scheduled this year for Sept. 23–28, 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 forum is the result of a joint initiative of the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies and the Klaus Tschira Stiftung.

Approximately 200 students and early-career researchers from around the world 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.

For more information regarding the Third Annual Heidelberg Laureates Forum, visit the Heidelberg Laureate Forum website.

The 20 students and postdoctoral researchers are:

Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2015 Participants
Student Name University Name Research Specialty
Feng-Hao Liu Brown University Computer Science
Genevieve Patterson Brown University Computer Science
Jennifer Iglesias Carnegie Mellon University Mathematics
Manaal Faruqui Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science
Timothy Marrinan Colorado State University Mathematics
Ahmad Rafiqi Cornell University Mathematics
Hu Fu Cornell University Computer Science
Charles Kamhoua Florida International University Computer Science
Sarah Cannon Georgia Institute of Technology Computer Science
Yan Wang George Institute of Technology Mathematics
Scott Moore Harvard University Computer Science
Emilio Ferrara Indiana University Computer Science
Giulia DeSalvo New York University (Courant Institute) Mathematics
Kuldeep Singh Meel Rice University Computer Science
QiongLing Li Rice University Mathematics
John Miller Rutgers University Mathematics
Xuehai Qian University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Computer Science
Alexander Diaz Lopez University of Notre Dame Mathematics
Leandro Lichtenfelz University of Notre Dame Mathematics
Mayank Kejriwal University of Texas at Austin Computer Science

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