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HLF Review 2016

Wednesday, September 21

Wednesday, September 21 Laureate School Visits The younger generation being inspired by the laureates is a cornerstone of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), which is why the laureates are invited to visit local schools to give informal lectures to the students. In Heidelberg, Fred Brooks visited the Carl- Bosch-Schule and Gerd Faltings the Kurfürst- Friedrich-Gymnasium. Three laureates went to the neighboring city of Mannheim with Barbara Liskov going to the Liselotte-Gymnasium Mannheim, Michael Atiyah to the Ludwig-Frank-Gymnasium Mannheim and John Hopcroft to the Integrierte Gesamtschule Mannheim-Herzogenried. There were schools in the surrounding area that also received some esteemed visitors. For example the Hohenstaufen-Gymnasium in Eberbach was visited by Shigefumi Mori, the Hebel-Gymnasium in Schwetzingen by Ngô Bảo- Châu and the Carl-Friedrich-Gauß Gymnasium in Hockenheim by Endre Szemerédi. Barbara Liskov Advice, the importance of perseverance and the value of following one’s passions awaited the budding minds as they absorbed their lessons. For the laureates, the chance to offer guidance to students on the cusp of making important decisions about their paths is one they readily accept. Michael Atiyah John Hopcroft 78

Wednesday, September 21 Young Researcher Institute Visits On Wednesday morning the participants made their way to various locations all around Heidelberg and the surrounding area. Young researchers and even some of the laureates headed to institutes either in the city or in metropolitan region near Heidelberg. These excursions are designed to help the young researchers enlarge their occupational network and learn more about the research sites and working conditions of Germany’s south-west. Institutes: BioQuant bioquant.uni-hd.de European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) embl.de German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) dkfz.de/en Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) h-its.org/en Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de MAThematics Center Heidelberg (MATCH) match.uni-heidelberg.de Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) mpia.de/en Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK) mpi-hd.mpg.de/mpi/en NEC Laboratories Europe uk.nec.com/en_GB/emea/about/neclab_eu sovanta sovanta.com/en SAP SE sap.com SAS Institute GmbH sas.com Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies NEC sovanta 79