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  1. It can be generally agreed upon that the ongoing pandemic has been a challenge for each and every person on this globe. For some more, for some less – also science has been affected in …
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  3. Ganzheitlich nachhaltig systemisches Handeln! Das ist mal ein neuer Gedanke! Das soll sehr erfolgreich sein, so hatte man auf Tagungen gehört. Es geht darum, langfristig zu denken, geduldig und entschlossen die Zukunft zu erschließen und …
  4. As part of the panel event which took place as part of this year’s HLF on the life and influence of Mayam Mirzakhani, we heard from several people who have found her inspirational. Two of …
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  6. Auch in der Wissenschaftskommunikation, aber natürlich bei weitem nicht nur da, spielen Soziale Medien längst eine wichtige Rolle – ich hatte dazu ja hier auch schon bei früheren Gelegenheiten gebloggt. Gerade bei kontroversen Themen – …
  7. “Post-COVID is an interesting term,” says Vint Cerf who holds the unique title of Chief Internet Evangelist at Google. “We likely won’t eradicate this virus anytime soon. We might be looking at regular vaccine shots, …
  8. Dabbala Rajagopal “Raj” Reddy hat einen geradezu märchenhaften Aufstieg genommen. Geboren 1937 in einem kleinen Dorf im heutigen indischen Bundesstaat Andhra Pradesh, arbeitete er nach seinem Studium für einige Jahre bei IBM in...
  9. On day two of the Virtual Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) 2020, Robert Endre Tarjan and Donald Ervin Knuth engaged in a freewheeling conversation about mathematics, computer science, and art.  Donald Knuth was the 1974 ACM …
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  11. As part of Monday’s session of Interviews with Recent Laureates, maths writer Alex Bellos interviewed this year’s Abel Prize winners, Hillel Furstenburg and Gregory Margulis. The conversation covered many aspects of their work and the …
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  13. When Shwetak Patel proposed ‘Digital Health’ as a Hot Topic for the HLF, he had no idea a pandemic was coming. None of us did. But Patel rightly predicted that the importance of digital health …
  14. How can computing technology impact global health, particularly with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic? 2018 ACM Prize in Computing winner Shwetak Patel addressed this question on the second day of the Virtual Heidelberg Laureate Forum …
  15. Pat Hanrahan and Edwin Catmull have often felt like underdogs in the computer science academic world. In a time when some of the greatest minds were creating AIs and cryptographic algorithms, the two spent their …
  16. As part of the first day of the Virtual Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) David A. Patterson, who won the 2017 ACM A.M Turing Award “for pioneering a systematic, quantitative approach to the design and evaluation …
  17. The first session of this year’s HLF, following the opening ceremony, was a series of interviews with laureates, conducted by representatives of the organisations that awarded the prizes. This included an illuminating chat between Carlos …
  18. In a talk at the #vHLF20, DeepMind’s David Silver (recipient of the 2019 ACM Prize in Computing) showcased how AIs have become so powerful at playing games — and how this could be used to …
  19. The Virtual Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) 2020 kicked off today (September 21st) via livestream. As part of the day’s program, Sir C. Antony R. Hoare and Leslie Lamport, both winners of the ACM A.M. Turing …
  20. Die digitalen Technologien sind ein Musterbeispiel für die Zweischneidigkeit des technischen Fortschritts die. Neben seinen aufregenden neuen Möglichkeiten des sozialen, politischen und wirtschaftlichen Austauschs beschert uns das Internet auch...