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Alexander Bastidas Fry, PhD astronomy graduate student at the University of Washington The discovery of the fundamental particle that is believed to be the key to the standard model of physics was the dominant topic discussed by all particle physicists participating in the 62nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. Euphoric assessments prevailed.
Annette Schavan, Former Federal Minister for Education and Research The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings transcend the boundaries between cultures, disciplines and generations and encourage networks of scientific excellence.
Brian Schmidt, Physics Laureate 2011 One of the key successes of Lindau is bridging cultures and distance and initiating thousands of relationships amongst the world’s brightest young scientists.
Dimitri V. Nanopoulos, Texas A&M University The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings are extremely important to pass the torch, and excite the next generation of scientists , and we should all help to be always first class and to keep the impact on our youth intact.
Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker, International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) Thanks are due to the Council and the Foundation for calling attention to the special significance of this undertaking to Europe as a seat of research, and naturally to Germany as well.
Ferdinand K. Piëch, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG and Member of the Honorary Senate The intense exchange between scientists from very different fields and very many nations is probably more important today than ever before. This is exactly what make these Meetings here in Lindau so very valuable.
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine (2008) Participating for the first time in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting was a fantastic experience. The very nice and fruitful exchanges I had with young scientists from all around the world, their perception of research careers, motivations and expectations truly enriched my own vision on the actual evolution of science in the context of a globalized world.
H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn I am glad to learn that this Meeting will cover the issue of science education and the responsibility of scientists on sustainable development of our world, which I think are very important in the age of globalization.
Harald zur Hausen, Physiology or Medicine Laureate 2008 The 61st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting of the Nobel Prize Laureates in Lindau was a unique experience for all the participants. It has been a superb forum for exchanges between students and the Nobel Laureates.
Henning Kagermann, SAP AG 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.
José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission 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.
Joseph E. Stiglitz (Economic Sciences, 2001) With the world still reeling from the financial crisis and widespread economic uncertainty persisting, the need for new economic thinking is more pressing than ever. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting is an ideal venue for advancing the discussion.
Lars Heikensten, Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation Many of the characteristics of the Nobel Prize are well reflected in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. They are very much in the spirit of Alfred Nobel, in the sense that there is this drive to encourage scientific progress.
Nicole Alexandra Larsen, Doctoral Candidate at Yale University For this one week in July, I felt a part of the global scientific community in a way that I never had before.
Rosa Castañé Selga, Participant from Spain (2010) The 60th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting was an extremely enriching personal experience from which I returned full of motivation and new creative ideas. I have to say I feel deeply honoured for having had the opportunity of being there. The Nobel Laureates as well as the other participants were always open to discussion and their power of motivation and personality were really inspiring.
Shri Kapil Sibal, Indian Minister for Law and Justice While it may not be apparent what such interactions yield in the short term, each interaction has the potential of lighting a match to a candle, of igniting young minds in ways that can change the face of the earth.
Tony Tan, President of the Republic of Singapore and Member of the Honorary Senate This assembly of brilliant scientific minds allows the scientific elite of today to eduacte, connect with and inspire the up-and-coming young talents of tomorrow.
William H. Gates III, Chairman of Microsoft and Member of The Honorary Senate 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.