Congratulations to Ph.D. student Benjamin Lund (advisor: Professor Shubhangi Saraf), who has been selected to attend the 2015 Heidelberg Laureate Forum as a student participant. Selection to participate as a student in the Heidelberg Laureate Forums is highly competitive, and participants are selected from a world-wide pool of applicants. The US student delegation in 2014 only included 20 individuals, who were supported by the NSF.
The Heidelberg Laureate forum, currently in its third edition in 2015, brings together winners of the Abel prize, the Fields medal, the Nevanlinna prize and the Turing award. These are the most prestigious awards in the fields of Mathematics and Computer Science. The intended purpose of the forum is to bring together many laureates, together with about 200 promising young researchers who are students or postdocs. In many ways, the Heidelberg Laureate forum is to Mathematics and Computer Science as is the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings to the other sciences, which serve as a forum to bring together Nobel Laureates and rising students and postdocs working in those sciences.