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HLF Review 2016

Participants The

Participants The Laureates The laureates’ interaction with the young researchers is the most pivotal element to the success of each Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF); therefore, the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) annually invites all recipients of the Fields Medal, ACM A.M. Turing Award, Abel Prize and Nevanlinna Prize. In 2016, the 4th HLF was honored that 21 of these decorated scientists accepted the invitation and came to Heidelberg in the last week of September. For the emerging generation of mathematicians and computer scientists, the opportunity to attend lectures given by their heroes and share quality time in an informal setting is a milestone. The laureates and the chairpersons of the HLFF at the Opening Ceremony Laureate cubes arranged in front of the New University: Portraits of the laureates are accompanied by brief descriptions of which prize they were awarded and the work that led to their recognition. In addition to the laureate portraits, renowned photographer Peter Badge also produced short video interviews with some of the laureates. 44

Participants Sir Michael Francis Atiyah Fields Medal, 1966/Abel Prize, 2004 Frederick Brooks ACM A.M. Turing Award, 1999 Vinton Gray Cerf ACM A.M. Turing Award, 2004 Stephen A. Cook ACM A.M. Turing Award, 1982 Gerd Faltings Fields Medal, 1986 Heisuke Hironaka Fields Medal, 1970 Sir C. Antony R. Hoare ACM A.M. Turing Award, 1980 John E. Hopcroft ACM A.M. Turing Award, 1986 William Morton Kahan ACM A.M. Turing Award, 1989 45