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Welcome to the new Lindau Blog. It is the central hub for online exchange of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. All social media activities will converge here year-round. Posts deal with global science issues, the latest scientific developments, intriguing personal stories and the interplay between science and society.

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The 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences just ended. Find here all relevant information for media, the latest press releases, contact persons, and links to picture downloads and social media activities.

The Lindau Mediatheque


Both the Lindau Meetings and the lectures given by the Nobel Laureates have been carefully documented since they first began in 1951.

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5th Lindau Meeting

on Economic Sciences


19-23 August 2014

Lindau Meeting of the Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel


The 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences just ended. It provided an open exchange of economic expertise and inspired cross-cultural and inter-generational encounters among economists from all over the world. The diverse methodological approaches to economics were widely discussed between the Laureates and the young participants.


18 Nobel Laureates came together with 460 young scientists from more than 80 countries.


Watch the lectures of the 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in the Lindau Mediatheque.


Please find further information on the meeting here.

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65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Interdisciplinary Meeting with Nobel Laureates from the fields of physics, physiology or medicine and chemistry

28 June - 3 July 2015 


At the Lindau Meeting in 2015 more than 600 young scientists from all over the world will get the unique chance to spend an inspiring week with 40 to 50 Nobel Laureates – to exchange experiences and establish valuable contact in science and beyond.


If you would like to participate, please check to see if you are eligible to apply through our open application process:
1. Are you an ex-pat or young scientist studying in a country in which the Lindau Meetings do not have an academic partner yet? You can find the list of our nominating institutions here.

2. Do you meet our selection criteria?


Then you can apply through the open application process to participate. Applications can be submitted from

19 September - 20 October 2014.


Please read our FAQs for terms & conditions and detailed information on eligibility and costs.

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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, meetings with the Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel have also been held at Lake Constance. The Lindau Dialogue is given extra impulse every three years by the interdisciplinary conferences. 


It has only been possible to turn the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and their vision into a reality thanks to the active support of Nobel Laureates. Through their numerous interactions with young researchers and their lectures and seminars in Lindau, these outstanding scientists make these unique meetings possible. More than 270 Nobel Laureates express their support for the Lindau Meetings through their membership of the Founders Assembly of the foundation.


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 40 Nobel Laureates spend a week in the Lake Constance area to meet the next generation 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 visionary. 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 researchers. 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 Nobel Laureate Meetings 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 270 Nobel Laureates are members 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.

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.
Ferdinand K. Piëch, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG and Member of the Honorary Senate


"Better living through chemistry" - trailer to the 2013 Nature Video series: 4 scientific debates of the 63rd Lindau Meeting.