Dr. Vinton G. Cerf is considered one of the "Fathers of the Internet." In 2004, he received the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the highest honor in the field of computer science. He is a guest at the DAI as part of his participation in the 9th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an international network meeting where 200 highly talented young scientists from mathematics and computer science meet the best in their field every year.
As "the world's most original genetic researcher," George Church's reputation for uniqueness precedes him - bold, ingenious, perhaps also unscrupulous. His work, his laboratory, the selection of his collaborators and his unconventional approaches to the study of DNA will be the subject of a special conversation between the reality of research in Heidelberg and the everyday life of George Church.