69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Ended

The 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to physics ended on 5 July 2019. It has been a great week of vivid discussions between 39 Nobel Laureates and 580 young scientists from 89 countries.


Meeting Page

In addition to lectures, panel discussions and Poster Sessions, the programme featured interactive sessions including Agora Talks, Laureate Lunches or Science Walks that fostered dialogues between Nobel Laureates and young scientists.


The meeting’s key topics were cosmology, laser physics and gravitational waves. South Africa, this year’s host country, presented itself as a research nation.

70th Lindau Meeting (Interdisciplinary)

28 June–3 July 2020


Even if #LINO19 has just ended, we are already planning the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2020. Nobel Laureates and international young scientists of all natural science disciplines will attend next year’s meeting.


Selection Criteria for the 70th Lindau Meeting

Excellent young scientists, PhD and postdoctoral students can be nominated by our academic partners in September and October 2019 (a complete list of academic partner institutions will be published soon). They can also apply by ‘Open Application’ from 26 August to 11 September 2019. Find further information about the application and selection process here.

Lindau Declaration 2020

The Lindau Declaration 2020, first suggested by Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, aims to get wide-spread support for a new approach to global, sustainable, cooperative open science. Until its publication during the Lindau Meeting 2020, the declaration is open for debate, changes and amendments.


Join the Discussion

While it was formulated with basic research as its primary focus, its principles and goals can apply to all types of science. The declaration draws upon, refers to and supports various already existing initiatives. It is a call to widely support new ways in science. The declaration currently consists of 10 goals, which are supported by its signatories.


There have already been two socio-political appeals in the longstanding history of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, each presented on Mainau Island, the traditional venue of the last meeting day. The Mainau Declaration 1955 was an appeal against the use of nuclear weapons. During the 65th Lindau Meeting 2015, 36 Nobel Laureates initially signed the Mainau Declaration on Climate Change as an urgent warning of the consequences of global warming.

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Once every year, around 30-40 Nobel Laureates convene at Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists: 600 undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings foster the exchange between scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines.




The Council and the Foundation feel committed to share the enthusiasm that characterises the annual encounters between Nobel Laureates and young scientists with the general public. It is an integral part of the mission to reach out beyond the meetings at Lindau and involve society in the dialogue on the importance of education, science and research.




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