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Alexander Bastidas Fry

A Picture Diary of Lindau

Sometimes I forget to explain the strong cultural element that is present in Lindau because I am so interested in the science. Here is a selection of some of my favorite pictures that I took this while at the conference. I hope they may convey some amount of the people’s enthusiasm and the entire spirit […]

Markus Pössel

Lindau through the eyes of the meeting’s organizer

It’s cool enough to experience the Lindau meeting as one of the young researchers (or as one of the bloggers, as it happens). But there’s nothing that broadens your mind like a change of perspective. At my last Lindau meeting, I was fortunate enough to see Lindau through the eyes of a Nobel laureate. This […]

Markus Pössel

Remind me again why we are doing this?

To be sure: it’s probably not fair to try to deduce something so fundamental – what motivates you to do research? – from a brief text that, presumably, was part of an application form. You do not fill out those forms as a soul-searching exercise, but for a concrete reason: you’re applying for something. In […]

Markus Pössel

Social scientists, Singapore and a Polonaise

Welcome to the social side of the meeting – here, the international get-together, lavishly illustrated with digital photographs taken on the scene.  His excellency, Dr. Tony Tan, President of Singapore, explaining Singapore’s status as a modern, knowledge-oriented, innovative country with entrepreneurial spirit. Singaporean entertainers demonstrating Singapore’s status as a modern, knowledge-oriented, innovative country with entrepreneurial […]

Beatrice Lugger

International Get-Together this evening – Singapore partner country

The lunch today was delicious thanks to Singaporean cuisine. This (nearly) proves Tony Tan, the President of Singapor, right. He told us yesterday during the opening ceremony, „the cuisine of Signapor is the best in the world.“ Not only the cuisine. He wants his country to be one of the scientific hot spots of the […]

Kelly Oakes

Researcher profile: Heather Gray on life at CERN

Heather Gray, originally from South Africa and currently working at CERN, is one of the attendees producing a video diary to document her time at the Lindau meeting this year. I caught up with her over email just before the start of the meeting to find out what a day’s work at CERN is really like – […]

Beatrice Lugger

Bilder sagen mehr als tausend Worte – 360 Grad

Drei Stelen. Auf diesen sind wie kleine Altare angebracht: Je ein iPad. Ein Teilnehmer der 62. Nobelpreisträgertagung steht nun schon eine halbe Stunde an einer dieser Stelen und schubst und dreht Bilder. Muss spannend sein, was da drauf ist. Offenkundig ist dies ein weiteres Projekt das mit Unterstützung der Lindauer Nobelpreisträgertagungen Laureaten in besonderer Form […]

Lou Woodley

Opening up the experiences – Sunday’s opening ceremony

One of the recurrent themes at the Lindau meetings,and one reason that I’m pleaseed to have been involved for three years now, is that of education. It’s often mentioned in the more formal opening presentations, but it’s also apparent in the interests of number of the laureates (and not just those in science) who, after […]

Beatrice Lugger

A History with Future – The Lindau Meetings

Does anyone, who joins the Lindau Meeting know, why 20 to 30 Nobel Laureates meet at this beautiful spot with young researchers every year since 1951? Did Alfred Nobel live in Lindau? Not at all.  In 1951 two physicians in Lindau, six years after the end of World War II, thought of how to overcome […]

Markus Pössel

Lindau: A 2010 participant tells all

MP: Hi Rike – and thanks for agreeing to do this interview! Could you please introduce yourself to our readers? RM-W: I’m Rike Müller-Werkmeister, and I’m almost finished with my PhD at the Institute for Biophysics of Frankfurt University. For my thesis, I’m investigating biomolecular dynamics, using ultra-short laser pulses, and artificial aminoacids as new […]

Beatrice Lugger

6 Video Diarists – 6 Countries

6 out of 592 young researchers show us, where they come from. In words and pictures. On Monday the first of this year’s Lindau Video Diarists have uploaded their videos – about themselves, their hopes and their research topics. Now all of them have done so and you may travel with us via these videos […]


The countess and her cowboy hat

This is the 61th year that the Nobel Laureate Meetings have been held at Lindau. The conference was held for the first time in 1951, funded by the wealthy count Lennart Bernadotte, as an effort to restore the international scientific ties that had been severed by the war. The count’s daughter, Bettina Bernadotte, has been […]