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HLF Review 2016

Thursday, September 22

Thursday, September 22 Excursion to Speyer Participants of the 4th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) enjoyed an entertaining evening at the Technik Museum Speyer (Speyer Museum of Technology). After a guided tour of Speyer, one of the oldest cities in Germany, highlighted by the Speyer Cathedral, they were greeted at the museum by the SAP BIG BAND. Speyer’s Lord Mayor Hansjörg Eger welcomed everyone to the museum and to the city of Speyer. The keynote address was given by Volker Springel, head of the Theoretical Astrophysics (TAP) research group at Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), and Nobel laureate in Physics, Brian Schmidt. Since the evening was hosted by SAP, their Chief Financial Officer, Luka Mucic did the honors of opening the buffet. The participants were also encouraged to enjoy the “Night in the Museum” and were free to wander through the exhibits. 86

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