The following message from Ruth Wetslar, Managin Director of the Hiedelberg Laureate Forum Foundation, may be of interest to you. Please note, the AustMS Society and AMSI provide a contribution to travel expenses of successful applicants who are Society members.

Dear Laureates, Dear Friends and Supporters of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Preparations for the 8th HLF have begun. As of today, our online application tool is up and running. The application deadline is 14 February 2020.

Please find below the press release announcing the start of the application period for the 8th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF). The HLF application flyer is linked here.

We would greatly appreciate if you could help spread the word. To this effect, please feel free to forward the attached information to all interested parties.

Also, please remember to save the date for the 8th HLF: September 20–25, 2020!

Kindest regards,

Press release: November 14, 2019

Calling outstanding young researchers in mathematics and computer science!

The application process for the 8th Heidelberg Laureate Forum has begun.

Young researchers in computer science and mathematics from all over the world can apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual networking event. The HLF offers all accepted young researchers the great opportunity to personally interact with the laureates of the most prestigious prizes in the fields of mathematics and computer science. For one week, the recipients of the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing, the Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize engage in a cross-generational scientific dialogue with young researchers in Heidelberg, Germany.

The application period for the 8th HLF runs from November 14, 2019, until February 14, 2020. Young researchers at all phases of their careers (undergraduate/pre-master, graduate PhD or postdoc) are encouraged to complete and submit their applications by February 14 (midnight at the dateline) via the following link:

The 8th HLF will take place from September 20 to 25, 2020 (with young researcher registration on September 19). This prominent, versatile event combines scientific, social and outreach activities in a unique atmosphere, fueled by comprehensive exchange and scientific inspiration. Laureate lectures, young researcher workshops and a structure welcoming unfettered discussions are the elements that compose the Forum’s platform.

Over the course of the weeklong conference, young researchers will be given the exclusive possibility to profoundly connect with their scientific role models and find out how the laureates made it to the top of their fields. Young researchers have ample time to exchange ideas and extensively discuss with other bright scientists from diverse backgrounds. One HLF alumna passed this advice on to future participants, Come with a really open mind, attend talks and discussions that are not in your area and that you know nothing about. Just sit there, learn and absorb the information. Just expand your mind.

All applications that are completed and submitted by the deadline are meticulously reviewed by an international committee of experts to ensure that only the most qualified candidates are invited. There are 100 spaces available for each discipline, mathematics and computer science. All applicants will be notified by the end of April 2020 whether or not they will be invited.

For questions regarding requirements and the application process, please contact Young Researchers Relations at:

For more information, please visit:


The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) annually organizes the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), which is a networking event for mathematicians and computer scientists from all over the world. The 8th Heidelberg Laureate Forum will take place from September 20 to 25, 2020. The HLFF was established and is funded by the German foundation the Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS), which promotes natural sciences, mathematics and computer science. The Scientific Partners of the HLFF are the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) and Heidelberg University. The HLF is strongly supported by the award-granting institutions, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the International Mathematical Union (IMU), and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA).

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To the Editors

With this press release, we would like to extend an invitation to attend and report on the 8th Heidelberg Laureate Forum.

Applicant Inquiries

Sarah MacLeod, Karen Epding
Young Researchers Relations
Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation
Telephone: +49 6221 533-387

Press Inquiries/Contact for Journalists

Wylder Green, Nicole Schmitt
Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation
Telephone: +49 6221 533-384

Ruth Wetzlar
Geschäftsführerin/Managing Director
Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation
Hausanschrift und Ausstellungen/Office and Exhibitions:
Kurfürstenanlage 52
D-69115 Heidelberg

Sitz der Stiftung und Postanschrift/Registered Office and Postal Address:
Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 33
D-69118 Heidelberg

Tel.: +49 6221 533-380
Fax: +49 6221 533-599-380