63rd Lindau Meeting
30 June - 5 July 2013
35 Nobel Laureates will meet outstanding young researchers from all over the world in Lindau this summer to exchange knowledge and ideas, to share their enthusiasm for science and to establish new contacts.
Further information - including the scientific programme - is available here.
Accreditation Process for Journalists
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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, the Laureates of the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel have also held meetings at Lake Constance. The Lindau Dialogue has been given extra impulse with the interdisciplinary conferences.
The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and their vision can only be turned into reality thanks to the active support of Nobel Laureates. Through their numerous interactions with young researchers and their lectures and seminars at 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.
Impressions of the 62nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, held 1 - 6 July 2012, dedicated to physics.
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 geeneration 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 blue-sky. 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 scientists. 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 member 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.
Lindau is taking the best path to becoming a globally-orientated conference for young scientists of tomorrow, thus enhancing Germany's image as a nation of innovation.
OUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVITIES
Trailer "Confronting the Universe" - Nature Video presents 5 debates from the 2012 Lindau Meeting.