Countdown for the Lindau Meeting

In just a few days, the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to physics will finally start. While the countdown is running, the preparations in Lindau are in full swing. We are looking forward to vivid discussions between 39 Nobel Laureates and 580 young scientists from 89 countries.


Meeting Page

The meeting’s key topics will be cosmology, laser physics and gravitational waves. South Africa, this year’s host country, will present itself as a research nation on the International Day – traditionally the Monday of the meeting week.

Meeting Programme

The participants of the 69th Lindau Meeting can expect diverse programme sessions. In addition to lectures, panel discussions and Poster Sessions, interactive formats – such as Agora Talks, Laureate Lunches or Science Walks – will foster dialogues between Nobel Laureates and young scientists.


Meeting Programme

Besides scientific research, socially relevant topics – such as the responsibility of science for our world – will be discussed during the meeting.

Nobel Laureates at #LINO19

A total of 39 Nobel Laureates will participate in this year’s Lindau Meeting – including ten laureates who will gather in Lindau for the first time. We are welcoming all laureates for a week full of inspiring exchange.


List of Nobel Laureates

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.



The Lindau Science Trail

On the Lindau Science Trail, explorers big and small can learn more about discoveries that have been honoured with the Nobel Prize. In total, the Science Trail comprises 20 knowledge pylons, 15 are located on the island of Lindau, two on the mainland and three on Mainau Island. 

As part of the ‘Mission Education‘, the Lindau Science Trail makes the ‘Nobel knowledge’ freely available to everyone at all times and serves as a permanent embodiment of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Therefore, the Science Trail can be followed not only by those living in and around the picturesque city of Lindau, but also visitors from all over the world can go on their very own journey of discovery. There is a special children’s section on every pylon that awakens the enthusiasm for science even in the smallest researchers. 


The Lindau Science Trail was made possible through the support of the city of Lindau and the Prof. Otto Beisheim Stiftung.

The Virtual Science Trail

With the web-based Virtual Science Trail, users can explore the knowledge pylons also digitally – irrespective of space or time. An online map guides to the various pylons, and panoramic images enriched with multimedia elements ensure an exciting experience.


Embark on a fascinating journey on the Virtual Science Trail here.

The Lindau Science Trail App

The app expands the Lindau Science Trail and makes it accessible for everyone, even for those who are not able to visit Lindau. They can discover the knowledge pylons virtually. Users in Lindau profit from special features: at six different pylons, virtual Nobel Laureates explain why they have received the Nobel Prize. With numerous quiz questions, the app also gives the opportunity to test the freshly acquired knowledge.


You can download the app here.  


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