Council Meeting: Results Regarding Lindau Meetings 2021 and 2022

The Council meeting was conducted remotely. Photo/Credit: Wolfgang Haaß/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

The Council of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings has updated the planning for the upcoming Lindau Meetings. Thus, the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (Interdisciplinary) will take place as announced from 27 June – 2 July 2021 – under the then applicable conditions, to which the organizers will react flexibly.

As regards the Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences, the Council agreed on a change of plans: In order to enable participation for as many international Nobel Laureates and young economists as possible, especially those from overseas, the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences will be postponed for another year, taking place from 23 – 27 August 2022.

2020 Prize in Economic Sciences

2020 Laureates in Economic Sciences: Paul R. Milgrom, Robert B. Wilson, Photo: Nobel Media 2020, Illustration: Niklas Elmehed

On Monday, 12 October 2020, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has announced their decision to award the 2020 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel jointly to Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson “for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.”

Learn more about the 2020 Prize in Economic Sciences here

2020 Nobel Peace Prize

World Food Programme, 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, Copyright Nobel Media 2020, Illustration: Niklas Elmehed

On Friday, 9 October 2020, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize to the World Food Programme (WFP) “for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.”

Find out more about the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize here.

Nobel Laureate Mario J. Molina 1943 – 2020

Prof Mario J. Molina, Photo: Peter Badge/typos 1

The Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings deeply mourn the loss of Mario Molina, who was awarded with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1995 for his research in Atmospheric Chemistry. His work had an important impact on the knowledge about the ozone hole.

This summer Mario J. Molina participated in the Online Science Days 2020 and enriched the debate “Communicating Climate Change”. From 1998 on he was six times in Lindau for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

The Council and Foundation extend their deep sympathies to Mario Molinas’ whole family.

 

Nobel Prize in Literature 2020

2020 Nobel Laureate in Literature: Louise Glück. Copyright: Nobel Media 2020, Illustration: Niklas Elmehed

On Thursday, 8 October 2020, the Swedish Academy in Stockholm has decided to award the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature to Louise Glück “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”.

Find out more about the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature here.

 

2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna, 2020 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry, Copyright: Nobel Media. Illustration: Niklas Elmehed

On Wednesday, 7 October 2020, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna “for the development of a method for genome editing”.

Find out more about the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry here.

2020 Nobel Prize in Physics

Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea M. Ghez, 2020 Nobel Laureates in Physics, Copyright: Nobel Media 2020. Illustration: Niklas Elmehed

On Tuesday, 6 October 2020, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 to Roger Penrose “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity” and the other half jointly to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea M. Ghez “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy”.

Find out more about the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics here.

2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice, 2020 Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine, Copyright: Nobel Media 2020. Illustration: Niklas Elmehed

On Monday, 5 October 2020, the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice “for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus.”

Find out more about the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine here.

Prof. Dr. Sten Orrenius 1937 – 2020

Prof. Sten Orrenius Photo: Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

The Council and Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings deeply mourn the loss of Sten Orrenius, Professor Emeritus at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm. Professor Orrenius was a member of the Nobel Assembly (1971 – 2003), a member of the Nobel Committee (1983 – 1989, 1996 – 2002) at Karolinska Institutet and of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences (since 1989).

At the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings he was a founding member of the Foundation and a member of the Council from 1993 – 2003, since then he continued to support the Lindau Meetings as a Corresponding Council Member. The Council and Foundation extend their deep sympathies to Sten Orrenius’ wife Birgit and the whole family.

 

7th Lindau Meeting in Economic Sciences 2021: Invitations to 373 Young Economists

Young Economists during the 6th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2017. Picture/Credit: Julia Nimke/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

373 Young Economists from 60 countries are invited to the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences. This was the result of the decision taken today by the Council for the Meetings to conclude the nomination and selection process.

Due to the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences and the interdisciplinary 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, also planned for this summer, were postponed to 2021. The Young Economists will meet Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in August 2021. They will also be able to participate in the Online Science Days 2020 and the Online Sciathon this summer.

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