70th Lindau Meeting (Interdisciplinary)

28 June–3 July 2020


Excellent young scientists of all natural science disciplines will participate in next year’s 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. They will have the unique opportunity to meet Nobel Laureates for cross-generational and interdisciplinary exchange.


Undergraduate, PhD and postdoctoral students can be nominated for the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting by our academic partners until 15 October 2019. For further information please contact the team of the Young Scientist Support.


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Selection Criteria for the 70th Lindau Meeting

List of Academic Partner Institutions

7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences

25–29 August 2020


Young economists from around the world and laureates will have the opportunity for in-depth exchange during the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences. The application process will start 26 September 2019.


Selection Criteria for the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences

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.


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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.



69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

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.


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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