Nature Educational Videos
Since 2008, a film team led by Martin Freeth and Charlotte Stoddart have been presenting the interaction between Nobel Laureates and young researchers in 10-minute films. Thanks to the long-term support of Mars, Incorporated, this unique project now comprises more than 25 educational videos covering a wide range of topics including physics, chemistry and physiology and medicine. All of the films are freely accessible on the Lindau sub-page of the Nature website at www.nature.com/lindau.
2012 - Confronting the Universe
Nature Video presents 5 debates from the 62nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (Physics).
At the 2012 meeting, physics was on the agenda again. The hottest topic was particle physics because mid-way through the meeting, scientists at CERN announced the discovery of the Higgs particle. The following morning, Nature Video filmed George Smoot and Martinus Veltman as they digested the news with three young researchers. Veltman, who helped to shape the standard model of particle physics, was surprising cynical about the discovery. See his reaction in film 3: Is dark matter real? The other films deal with the relationship between theory and experiment, the state of science education, the looming energy crisis and in film 1 Nature asks: is this the golden age of astronomy? As you'll see, the Nobel Laureates and young physicists in their films have quite different views on these matters.
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The Nobel Laureates and young researchers who met in Lindau this summer came from all over the world, but they had one thing in common: physics. Nature Video filmed five debates on issues that matter to the current generation of researchers. Is dark matter real? How can we solve the looming energy crisis? How is physics perceived by the public? Watch the trailer for a taste of the discussions and disagreements that emerged.
2011 - The Strands of Life
Nature Video presents 5 short films from the 61st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (Physiology/Medicine).
Scientists from over 70 countries gathered at the 2011 Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau to discuss the world’s greatest health challenges and how to tackle them. The young researchers Nature Video follows in these films are working on malaria, cancer, viruses and more. They are also learning how to be scientists; how to write grant applications, how to collaborate with other research groups, and how to find the right career path. See what advice the Laureates offer — and what questions the Laureates have for them.
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Unlike other scientific conferences, the scope of the annual Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau is very broad. The participants enjoy exchanging ideas across disciplines and often they find surprising connections. We followed a diverse bunch of young researchers as they met with Nobel laureates. By the end of the meeting, several collaborations were in the pipeline! This trailer gives you a flavour of the films that follow.
2010 - A Meeting of Minds
Nature Video presents 5 short films from the 60th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (Interdisciplinary).
The 2010 interdisciplinary Lindau Meeting welcomed the largest ever number of Laureates, 59 in total, as well as 650 top students from around the world. This gathering of chemists, biologists, physicists and engineers provoked new ideas and lively discussions — and Nature Video captured some of them on camera. Brace yourself as the participants contemplate the origin of life on earth, imagine microsurgeons traveling in our bloodstream, meet a systems biology sceptic, and talk to one of the few women to win a Nobel Prize. Finally, in a special film to celebrate the 60th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Nature explores the unique spirit of the meetings and discover how they were founded in the wake of the Second World War.
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The 2010 Lindau Meeting gave Nobel Laureates and young scientists from diverse disciplines a rare chance to get together and share experiences. We followed five young students as they met their Nobel idols. You might think an elderly biologist and a young engineer have little in common, but these encounters threw up plenty of ideas across disciplines and across generations. This trailer offers a glimpse of the films that follow, including a special film celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Lindau Meetings.
2009 - Nobel Reactions
Nature Video presents 6 short films from the 59th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (Chemistry).
At the 2009 Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau it was the turn of the chemists. Join Laureates and young researchers as they discuss the future of medicine, consider the ethics of nanotechnologies, plan new collaborations, and seek ways to avoid dangerous climate change.
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The goal of the Lindau Meetings is to educate, inspire and connect scientists across generations. When we followed a group of young Lindau participants at this year's chemistry get-together, we found that they had just as much to teach the Nobel Laureates as they had to learn from them. This trailer introduces the 2009 Lindau Meeting and offers a taster of the dialogues in the films that follow.
2008 - Missions in Space-Time
Nature Video presents five short films from the 58th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (Physics).
Recorded at the 2008 Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, these films capture conversations between young researchers and physics Laureates George Smoot, William Phillips, John Hall, David Gross and Gerardus 't Hooft. Join them as they grapple with universal ideas including dark matter, dark energy, the Large Hadron Collider, space-time and quantum computing.
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The young physicists in our films are grappling with big questions that challenge our understanding of the world. They want to find the mysterious ‘dark matter’ that makes up 23% of our universe, to understand why atoms behave differently at the quantum scale, and one young researcher wants to abolish our concepts of space and time. So how will the Laureates they meet respond? This trailer introduces the Laureates, students and themes of the films that follow.
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