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Lou Woodley

On location with the Nature Video team

The Nature Video team are becoming regulars at the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting; each year they return to create several short films that capture conversations between the Nobel Laureates and the young scientists. Because these mentoring sessions usually take place behind closed doors, the videos are an important way of sharing the spirit of the […]

Lou Woodley

Don’t make me eat my words – I’m a scientist!

Something that I’ve been thinking about a lot in the past month or so is whether scientists are “anti-social”, particularly with respect to adopting online tools and social media, many of which are designed to promote greater collaboration. Are scientists restricted by the research cycle, which encourages researchers to hold data close to their chest […]

Lou Woodley

An ode to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Every year Nobel Laureates make,A week-long retreat by a beautiful lake. They’re joined by researchers especially selectedTo have their dreams discussed and perfected. This is a chance no one expects to get twice;Time to ask your hero for direct advice! What did they do to win the Prize?Was it sweat and toil, or a complete […]


Treasures in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Mediatheque

When I glossed over the list of Nobel laureates that attended the Lindau conferences in the first few decades, I was ashamed to discover that I only recognized a few. And when I did, it was rarely because I was familiar with the laureate or his work. I only knew the Nobel laureate Otto Warburg […]


Share knowledge and experiences

Come June the 26th, hundreds of scientists will travel to Lindau, a small German town and island near the Swiss border. Twenty five of these scientists have received one of the highest honours a scientist can get. They are winners of the Nobel Prize, in chemistry or medicine. For almost a week, they will share […]

Akshat Rathi

The 60th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in one blog post

Even before the meeting had begun the bloggers had started their job withreflections on the Nobel city. The theme of the meeting was:Educate.Inspire.Connect and by the end of this blog post I hope to be able to put it across decisively that the meeting achieved its goals. Pre-meeting buzz Although this topic did was not chosen […]

Martin Fenner

Exhibition Discoveries 2010: Energy

On the Friday boat trip to the Isle of Mainau Andreas Gundelwein, Executive Secretary of Council for The Nobel Laureate Meetings, gave us an introduction to the exhibition Discoveries 2010: Energy that opened there in May. The exhibition is part of a broader education initiative by the council that also includes the website and the house for little […]

Beatrice Lugger

Video Diary Part II by Lila Warszawski and Duncan Mortimer – young researchers at lnlm10

Video diary (part 2) of Lila Warszawski (Australia), University of Melbourne, Australia, & Duncan Mortimer (Australia), University of Queensland, Australia, from the 60th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2010

Lou Woodley

Food for thought, as well as the stomach

On Tuesday evening I was lucky enough to be invited to participate in the academic dinner hosted by the Lockheed Martin Foundation in Weinstube Frey. However, unlike the traditional and very formal Oxbridge academic dinners, for me this experience turned out to be much more relaxed and really brought the Laureates to life as personalities […]

Beatrice Lugger

Bavavian Evening at the Lindau Meeting 2010

Young researchers learn the famous Schuhplattler

Akshat Rathi

Alexander von Humboldt dinner at Lindau

‘Welcome to the dinner everyone. We are very lucky to have the highest density of Nobel laureates in any of the parallel academic dinners happening tonight’, announced Prof. Michael Schreiber the host for the grand dinner. We had 7 Nobel laureates and 11 young researchers who had been invited by the Alexander von Humboldt foundation at the Valentin restaurant on […]

Beatrice Lugger

Video Diary by young researchers – Markita Landry – Part 1 lnlm10

Video diary (part 1) of Markita Landry (USA), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, from the 60th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2010