Opening Ceremony

Welcome to the 9th Heidelberg Laureate Forum!

Pooja Bharadwaj/Jie Li
Masters of Ceremonies

Beate Spiegel
Chairperson of Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation/Managing Director of Klaus Tschira Foundation

Anna Wienhard
Scientific Chairperson of Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation

Bettina Stark-Watzinger
German Federal Minister of Education and Research

Bernhard Eitel
Rector of Heidelberg University

Sabine Bendiek
Chief People & Operating Officer, Labor Relations Director, and Member of the Executive Board at SAP

Yannis Ioannidis
President of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Carlos Kenig
President of International Mathematical Union (IMU)

Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund
General Secretary of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA)

Musical setting by the saxophone quartet “Balanced Action”