Participation in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2016

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Which young mathematician or computer scientist does not dream of one day meeting the star scientists in their fields? For example, winners of the Abel Prize, the Turing Award, the Fields Medal or the Nevanlinna Prize. This is precisely what the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) offers selected international young mathematicians and computer scientists. At this networking event, young researchers spend a week exchanging ideas and opinions with world-famous scientists. The 4th HLF will be held from 18 to 23 September 2016. 200 places are available in all, 100 for computer scientists and 100 for mathematicians.

Who can apply?

Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • Applications are invited from undergraduates, PhD candidates and postdocs in mathematics and computer science
  • Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a statement of purpose, evidence of awards and other academic achievements (if applicable), and a letter of recommendation
  • PhD candidates must additionally submit the following:
    - Short summary of thesis topic; transcripts; publications (if any)
  • Postdocs must additionally submit the following:
    - Short summary of thesis topic; publications

What form does the HLF take?

The one-week event combines conference elements with a varied supporting programme. There will be lectures given by the laureates and workshops. A lively exchange between young and established scientists is also ensured: during the week-long HLF, the young researchers have a unique opportunity to engage in an intensive exchange with their role models in their respective disciplines and to learn how they became top-level researchers.

Where do I submit my application?

Young scientists at any stage of their career (students, PhD candidates and postdocs) can submit their application to http://application.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org by. The closing date for applications is 3 February 2016.