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Both the meetings and the lectures given by the Nobel Laureates have been carefully documented since they first began in 1951. Up until just a few years ago, audio recordings were taken of almost all lectures and panel discussions; video recordings have been made since 2005.

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The History of the Meetings


Held for the first time in 1951 the Lindau Meetings established themselves as a unique platform for an intergenerational dialogue between scientists.


63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting


30 June - 5 July 2013


34 Nobel Laureates congregated in Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists and researchers.

625 undergraduate and postgraduate students from 77 countries were selected and given the unique chance to participate in the meeting.


Please find further information on the 2013 Lindau Meeting including video recordings of the scientific programme and profiles with CVs of the participating Nobel Laureates in the Lindau Mediatheque.

You can find a full account of the 63rd Lindau Meeting in our Annual Report.

The Opening Ceremony of the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2013

Scientific Programme


The scientific programme, dedicated to the Nobel Prize discipline of chemistry, comprised lectures, discussion sessions, master classes and panel discussions. 

Among the main topics of the 2013 Lindau Meeting were Green Chemistry, chemical energy storage and conversion as well as biochemical processes and structures.

The scientific programme can be viewed in the Lindau Mediatheque.

Participating Nobel Laureates


34 Nobel Laureates participated in the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. Please find their profiles in the Lindau Mediatheque.


Peter Agre

Werner Arber

Martin Chalfie

Steven Chu

Aaron Ciechanover

Robert Curl Jr.

Richard Ernst

Gerhard Ertl

Edmond Fischer

Walter Gilbert

Roy Glauber

Robert Grubbs

Theodor Hänsch

Serge Haroche

Harald zur Hausen

Avram Hershko

Robert Huber

Brian Kobilka

Walter Kohn

Sir Harold W. Kroto

Jean-Marie Lehn

Rudolph Marcus

Hartmut Michel

Mario Molina

K. Alex Müller

Erwin Neher

José Ramos-Horta

Dan Shechtman

Richard Schrock

Akira Suzuki

John Walker

David Wineland

Kurt Wüthrich

Ada Yonath

For this one week in July, I felt a part of the global scientific community in a way that I never had before.
Nicole Alexandra Larsen, Doctoral Candidate at Yale University


Nature Video present four debates from the 2013 Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau. In the films, laureates and students clash over the future of energy production, grapple with drug development, discuss dwindling supplies of metal catalysts and debate science’s role in the developing world. Get a taste in this trailer.