The Lindau Blog

 

Welcome to the Lindau Blog. It is the central hub for online exchange of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. All social media activities converge here year-round. Posts deal with global science issues, the latest scientific developments, intriguing personal stories and the interplay between science and society.

Nobel Labs 360°

 

What do the Nobel Laureates' labs look like? What do they do there? Here is your chance to find out. Learn more about their research and the people behind the science. 

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Out now: the 2014 annual report

 

With two Lindau Meetings and the resulting encounters, ideas, insights, impulses and networks, the year 2014 certainly had a lasting impact – hence the title of our annual report: To read “Impact” please click here.

The Lindau Mediatheque

 

The online platform comprises all kinds of multimedia material including 400 videos from past and current lectures spanning more than six decades Lindau Meetings.

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65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Interdisciplinary Meeting with Nobel Laureates from the fields of physics, physiology or medicine and chemistry
28 June - 3 July 2015

 

 

At the Lindau Meeting in 2015 a record number of around 65 Nobel Laureates will congregate to meet the next generation of leading scientists and researchers. The 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting will be attended by more than 600 excellent students, PhD candidates, and post-docs from all three natural science Nobel Prize disciplines: medicine & physiology, physics, and chemistry. The programme of this interdisciplinary Lindau Meeting will feature a multitude of lectures, panel discussions, and master classes.

 

Please find more information on the participating Nobel Laureates and the selection process for young scientists here.

Educate. Inspire. Connect.

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

 

The annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings provide a globally recognised forum for the transfer of knowledge between generations of scientists. They inspire and motivate Nobel Laureates and international "best talents". Lectures of Nobel Laureates reflect current scientific topics and present relevant fields of research of the future. In panel discussions, seminars and during the various events of the social programme, young researchers nominated by a worldwide network of academic partners interact with Nobel Laureates. The meetings of Nobel Laureates in chemistry, physiology or medicine and in physics have been held since 1951. Since 2004, meetings with the Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel have also been held at Lake Constance. The Lindau Dialogue is given extra impulse every three years by the interdisciplinary conferences. 

 

It has only been possible to turn the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and their vision into a reality thanks to the active support of Nobel Laureates. Through their numerous interactions with young researchers and their lectures and seminars in Lindau, these outstanding scientists make these unique meetings possible. More than 270 Nobel Laureates express their support for the Lindau Meetings through their membership of the Founders Assembly of the foundation.

 

Laureates from the respective fields of science are invited to the Lindau Meetings on physiology or medicine, physics, chemistry and the economic sciences. Every year, between 20 and 40 Nobel Laureates spend a week in the Lake Constance area to meet the next generation of leading scientists. The special character of the Lindau Meetings is shaped by the fact that the Nobel Laureates can freely choose the topics of their lectures which range from retrospective to current cutting-edge, prospective to visionary. The Laureates hold these lectures in the mornings during the conference. The afternoons are reserved for discussions among the Laureates and between them and the young researchers. During other events of the social programme and on the joint trip to Mainau Island, the Laureates willingly talk about their own work and current scientific topics.

 

The Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings organise the annual meetings on an honorary basis. Together, they work for the “Mission Education”. The foundation was established in the year 2000 by the council and the Bernadotte family on the initiative of a group of Nobel Laureates. Joint initiatives regarding the advancement of the Lindau Meetings and the establishment of an international network of academic partners are key priorities. The foundation regards its task as to provide sustainable funding for Nobel Laureate Meetings in the future through an endowment. Meanwhile the foundation conducts outreach projects to safeguard the annual funding. More than 270 Nobel Laureates are members of the Founders Assembly of the foundation and demonstrate through their membership and their participation in the Lindau Dialogue their support for the principle of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Dignitaries of science, politics and industry have been inducted into the foundation’s Honorary Senate in recognition of the special commitment they have shown towards scientific excellence and the promotion of young researchers.

From modest beginnings, we see the Lindau dialogues of today. A truly global event here in Germany in Europe. A contribution by Europe to global understanding, to educate, connect and inspire.
José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission

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"A picture of health" - trailer to the 2014 Nature Video series: 4 scientific debates of the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.