The 2014 Lindau Meetings
64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
29 June - 4 July 2014
dedicated to Physiology or Medicine
At the 64th Lindau Meeting 30-40 Nobel Laureates are expected to meet with around 600 young researchers to share their knowledge, establish new contacts and discuss relevant topics such as global health, the challenges to medical care in developing countries or future research approaches to medicine.
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5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences
19-23 August 2014
Lindau Meeting of the Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
The 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences will provide an open exchange of economic expertise and inspire cross-cultural and inter-generational encounters among economists from all over the world.
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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 260 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 25 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 Nobelprizewinners Meetings at Lake Constance 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 260 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.
At this phase of my life, I have the chance to work on health issues, agricultural issues, and on the need for innovation to help the poorest. This is why I am excited to be at the Meeting in Lindau. Because I think advances there will be particularly important and without you paying attention to them it is possible they will not take place.
OUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVITIES
"Better living through chemistry" - trailer to the 2013 Nature Video series: 4 scientific debates of the 63rd Lindau Meeting.