ABOUT Beatrice Lugger

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is Deputy Scientific Director of the National Institute for Science Communication (nawik.de), Germany. She coordinates this conference blog. She has a diploma in chemistry and has been working as a science journalist since nearly 20 years for various prestigious German newspapers and magazines. Beatrice is an expert in social media, launched and established Scienceblogs in Germany and writes about science communications in her blog ‘Quantensprung‘. You may also follow her tweets on @BLugger.

 

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Retrospective Perspective – HLF14

Posted 26 August 2014 by Beatrice Lugger

This year, the Heidelberg Laureate Forum will be realized for the second time. Again 200 young researchers from mathematics and computer science will have the opportunity to interact with the luminaries in their fields. So far 26 Laureates are expected to join the Forum. They will give lectures and/or discuss actual research topics. Two of the Laureates have been awared the well known Fields Medal (Manjul Bhargava) and the Turing Award (Leslie Lamport) only recently in 2014! For sure, if... Read more

Balance – How to develop a research career and a growing family?

Posted 30 September 2013 by Beatrice Lugger

How to find a balance? How to deal with career and kids? Matthias Hagen from Weimar University, Germany, had the idea for this workshop: “Balance – How to develop a research career and a growing family”. Avi Widgerson, Nevanlinna Laureate, and about 70 participants attended this. Especially the young researchers have to deal with career, friends and family, time for your own. They are in their ‘rush hour of life’, as Matthias named it. The best contribution to the discussion... Read more

Readers become Witnesses – Cédric Villani

Posted 26 September 2013 by Beatrice Lugger

Cédric Villani is not only one of the greatest mathematicians of this century (Fields Medal in 2010), he cuts a dramatic figure - always with one of his special spider brooches placed on the left side of his suit. In his autobiographical book ‘Théorème vivant” (2012) he gave insights in the inner soul of a mathematician. Time to talk with him about science communication. He was so kind as to do so after the Tuesday’s panel discussion at the hlf13.... Read more

Notes from Monday: If you are a young scientist, …

Posted 24 September 2013 by Beatrice Lugger

"If you are a young scientist, put yourself in the environment of a real genius. You will learn so much, you never expected." Ed Feigenbaum during the afternoon panel discussion. “Evidence from pure thought: No-one has succeeded in finding a counterexample.” Quote out of Leslie G. Valiant’s presentation about ‘Learning as the Source of Life’s Phenomena’ 3 Stages of information revolution Invention of Writing 3000BCE Invention of Printing 1450 century Invetion of Computers 1950 – passive knowledge into active knowledge.... Read more

Notes from Sunday: Only 5 percent…

Posted 22 September 2013 by Beatrice Lugger

„Mathematics as one of the oldest  and computer science as a very new scientific dicipline provide the grounds of today’s highly engineered and modern life, and belong to our culture. Their social relevance will continue to grow.“ Klaus Tschira, Founder of the Klaus Tschira Foundation and spiritus rector of the HLF (Conference Folder) „Please have mercy with your listeners“ Klaus Tschira, directed this to the Laureates who will talk the next days. They should be aware not everybody is a... Read more

6 out of 200: Interactions between Computer Programs and Users

Posted 21 September 2013 by Beatrice Lugger

Meet Kanoulas Evangelos in this short Q&A series with 6 out of 200 young researchers. A series with mathematicians and computer scientists participating at the 1st Heidelberg Laureate Forum, September 22-27, 2013.     For the first time the Heidelberg Laureate Forum will take place. About 40 Laureates (Abel Prize, Fields Medal, Nevanlinna Prize, Turing Award) will attend the forum together with 200 young researchers. For a full week Heidelberg in Germany will be the hot spot of mathematics and... Read more

6 out of 200: The Thrill of Pure Thought and Abstraction

Posted 20 September 2013 by Beatrice Lugger

  Meet Franziska Jahnke in this short Q&A series with 6 out of 200 young researchers. A series with mathematicians and computer scientists participating at the 1st Heidelberg Laureate Forum, September 22-27, 2013.   For the first time the Heidelberg Laureate Forum will take place. About 40 Laureates (Abel Prize, Fields Medal, Nevanlinna Prize, Turing Award) will attend the forum together with 200 young researchers. For a full week Heidelberg in Germany will be the hot spot of mathematics and... Read more

6 out of 200: Predicting Future Crowd Behavior with Big Public Data

Posted 19 September 2013 by Beatrice Lugger

  Meet Nathan Kallus in this short Q&A series with 6 out of 200 young researchers. A series with mathematicians and computer scientists participating at the 1st Heidelberg Laureate Forum, September 22-27, 2013.   For the first time the Heidelberg Laureate Forum will take place. About 40 Laureates (Abel Prize, Fields Medal, Nevanlinna Prize, Turing Award) will attend the forum together with 200 young researchers. For a full week Heidelberg in Germany will be the hot spot of mathematics and... Read more

6 out of 200: Stereovision

Posted 18 September 2013 by Beatrice Lugger

  Meet Pauline Tanin this short Q&A series with 6 out of 200 young researchers. A series with mathematicians and computer scientists participating at the 1st Heidelberg Laureate Forum, September 22-27, 2013.   For the first time the Heidelberg Laureate Forum will take place. About 40 Laureates (Abel Prize, Fields Medal, Nevanlinna Prize, Turing Award) will attend the forum together with 200 young researchers. For a full week Heidelberg in Germany will be the hot spot of mathematics and computer... Read more