Our group member, Dr. André Greiner-Petter was selected to visit the prestigious annual Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF). The HLF is a weeklong conference that gives young researchers the opportunity to connect with international research pioneers and Laureates from computer science and mathematics.

Through lectures, workshops, and in-person discussions, young researchers, like André, can meet with Turing Award winners, Field medalists, and Abel Prize winners, and researchers with other impressive research achievements. Summarizing the event, André said, “having the chance to personally chat with and discuss recent advances with Vinton Cerf – the father of the internet – or with Yann LeCun – the Godfather of AI – is truly special and inspiring”.  

Andre also points out that the HLF is a one-of-a-kind networking event right at the intersection of computer science and mathematics, and that it brings together a wide range of junior researchers from Bachelor students to post docs from across the globe. “The average participant traveled over 6,000 km to come to the town of Heidelberg. Seeing the problems and approaches for solutions from other parts of the planet and in other fields puts the own research into a new perspective and sparks new ideas for my very own research topics”, he said.  

The 9th HLF is taking place between Sept. 18th – 23rd, 2022 in Heidelberg, Germany.
You can find HLF updates on Twitter under the hashtag #HLF22. 

The HLF program is available here.