Nature Outlook Supplements


Since 2010 an annual Nature Outlook supplement about the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings appeared in the print edition of Nature. As part of the ongoing cooperation between the Nature Publishing Group and the Lindau Meetings four Outlooks have been published so far. Read more...


The Lindau Blog


Welcome to the new Lindau Blog. It is the central hub for online exchange of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

Nature Video – Lindau Collection

Since 2008, a film team led by Martin Freeth and Charlotte Stoddart have been presenting the interaction between Nobel Laureates and young scientists and capture fascinating conversations on camera. Thanks to the long-term support of Mars, Incorporated, this unique project now comprises more than 25 videos covering a wide range of topics including physics, chemistry and physiology and medicine. Watch all Lindau Nature Videos at


2014 - A Picture of Health

Nature Video presents four short films from the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (Medicine/Physiology).


Reporter Lorna Stewart travelled to the 64th Lindau Meeting to meet 600 of science’s brightest young minds and 37 rock stars - Nobel laureates. In a series of four films, Lorna asks some of the most profound questions in medicine. In one film, superstar statistician Hans Rosling helps Lorna get to grips with the realities of an ageing global population. In other films, Lorna delves into the past 40 years of cancer research, wonders if we'll ever eliminate side effects when we take medication, and receives a reality check on the battle against HIV.


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At the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, reporter Lorna Stewart asked some big questions in biomedical science. In a series of four films, she asks laureates and young researchers about the implications of a globally ageing population, ponders the possibility of drugs without side effects, considers the scientific achievements of 40 years of cancer research, and grapples with the most recent developments in the battle against HIV. Get a taste in this trailer.


2013 - Better Living Through Chemistry

Nature Video presents four short films from the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (Chemistry).


At the 2013 Lindau Meeting Nature Video focused on pressing world problems and how chemistry can help us to solve them. In four 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 the trailer below.


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In 2013 Nature Video discovered how chemistry could shape the future, in four debates about pressing world problems. Students and laureates discussed biofuels, rare catalysts, drug development and the role of science in the developing world. For the first time, Nature Video invited a Nobel Peace Prize winner to join the discussions.


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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