Virtual Heidelberg Laureate Forum

This year the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (September 21–25) will be digital. Science journalists are invited to attend this interesting meeting.  On Monday, September 21, the organizers begin to “Traverse Separation” […]

This year the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (September 21–25) will be digital. Science journalists are invited to attend this interesting meeting.  On Monday, September 21, the organizers begin to “Traverse Separation” with the Virtual HLF! Journalists will have access to the vast majority of the program points.

Register here: https://application.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org/journalists.php

Highlights:

·        Interviews with the most recent recipients of the Abel Prize, ACM A.M. Turing Award, ACM Prize in Computing, Fields Medal and Nevanlinna Prize.

·        Karen Uhlenbeck, the first woman to receive the Abel Prize, will be interviewed by two HLF alumnae.

·        Hot Topic revolves around “Digital Health” with renowned experts analyzing the  opportunities and challenges that arise when utilizing technology to improve healthcare.

·        Panel Discussion: “Scientific exchange and collaboration in the post-covid era” – Vinton Cerf, Alessio Figalli and Efim Zelmanov.

·        Panel Discussion: “How to Trust the Incomprehensible – Public Science Communication in Mathematics and Computer Science” – John Hopcroft, Ilka Agricola, Susan D’Agostino and Eva Wolfangel – moderated by Volker Stollorz

·        Panel Discussion: “Theorems and initiatives inspired by Maryam Mirzakhani” – Mirzakhani’s influence has not faded, she still inspires progress both in mathematics and society.

These sessions are part of a larger program packed with laureate talks, informal dialogues, exhibitions and more. Check the website for a detailed overview and updates.

Press office of the Forum will assist journalists interested in organizing interviews, send requests to: media@heidelberg-laureate-forum.org

Photo: https://www.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org/

About Viola Egikova

Viola Egikova - science journalist based in Moscow, president of Intellect, former Vice-President of the European Union of Science Journalists' Associations, Programme Coordinator of All Russia Science Festival