Published: July 24, 2023 By

Daniel MessengerRecently, Applied Mathematics Research Associate Daniel Messenger was selected to attend the 10th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), a yearly networking conference for esteemed scientists and upcoming young researchers in mathematics and computer science.

The HLF occurs during the final full week in September, and Dan will be attending the conference this year as one of only 200 young researchers selected by the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF). During this conference, Dan, and other attendees, will interface with Abel Prize, ACM A.M. Turing Award, ACM Prize in Computing, Fields Medal, IMU Abacus Medal and the Nevanlinna Prize recipients in an effort to connect some of the most productive researchers in their respective fields.

The HLFF emphasizes the importance of conferences fostering an atmosphere that connect young and established researchers:

“Mathematics and computer science have evolved into a matter of utmost importance in our modern society. We are confronted with the product of mathematical and computational research in all situations and aspects of our daily lives. To ensure that this technical revolution continues to thrive, science in all of its facets has to be persistently promoted and encouraged. The Heidelberg Laureate Forum rises to this challenge by bringing together the most exceptional mathematicians and computer scientists of their generations.”

Especially important to the organizers is to differentiate the HLF from other conferences by organizing the forum to produce tangible results. The HLF notes that their goal is to coordinate “a space for ideas to take shape and evolve” by inviting laureates to give lectures that will promote intensive discussion with the young researchers.

The Department of Applied Mathematics congratulates Daniel for his invitation to this prestigious forum in Heidelberg, Germany this September and is excited to see the work that arises out of his attendance!