It is not only the pandemic that shows the great relevance of scientific research and its importance for society. Against this background, the final panel discussion of the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting took place relating to the very central topic “Why trust science?”. Among others, Nobel Laureate Brian P. Schmidt and Carl-Henrik Heldin, Chairman of the Board of the Nobel Foundation, discussed this issue. Since 1951, the Lindau Meeting has traditionally ended with a panel discussion on Mainau Island.
This session, as well as all other formats from almost 70 hours of conference programme broadcast from the studio in the Lindau Inselhalle to the whole world, can be accessed in the Lindau Mediathek. Other topics with top-class discussants and engaged debates included future pandemics, gene editing, climate change and the 10 goals of the Lindau Guidelines.
During the conclusion of the meeting, Dr Volkmar Denner, Chairman of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH, was appointed as Honorary Senator of the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.
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