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. 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.
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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The Lennart-Bernadotte-Medal. Photo/Credit: Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
The Lennart-Bernadotte-Medal will be awarded to Edmond H. Fischer, who just celebrated his 100th birthday.
Countess Bettina Bernadotte, President of the Council, about the scientist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1992: “Edmond Fischer is truly a worthy recipient. He inspired many young scientists for the ‘beauty of science’ as he once put it himself.”
Due to the current situation, the President of the Council will anticipate the ceremony in a video conference.
Find further information about Edmond Fischer and the Lennart-Bernadotte-Medal in our detailed press release.
Download Pictures around Edmond Fischer´s 100th birthday and the Lennart-Bernadotte-Medal from our Flickr Album.
The Council meeting was conducted remotely. Photo/Credit: Wolfgang Haaß/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
The 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting and the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences – both scheduled for this summer – will be postponed. This decision was made by the committees of the Foundation and the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.
The invitations for young scientists are valid for next year. Interactive online activities are planned for this summer.
Find out more in this press release
Letter from Countess Bettina Bernadotte
Edmond Fischer with young scientists at the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. Photo/Credit: Christian Flemming/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
Four weeks before Edmond H. Fischer’s 100th birthday on April 6, 2020, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings honor the lifetime achievement of the Nobel Laureate. With eleven participations from 1993 until today, Eddy is an outspoken supporter and close friend of the Lindau Meetings.
Edmond Fischer spoke with Marc Pachter about his life, career and the beauty of science. Find the interview on YouTube or our mediatheque.
Find a selection of photos of Eddy in Lindau on Flickr.
Find a press release with more information here.
Young scientists with Nobel Laureate J. Michael Kosterlitz during #LINO19. Photo/Credit: Christian Flemming/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
660 young scientists from 101 countries are invited to the 70th anniversary of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. This was the result of the decision taken today by the Council for the Meetings to conclude the nomination and selection process.
The young scientists will meet around 70 Nobel Laureates during the interdisciplinary 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting from 28 June – 3 July 2020 in Lindau, Germany. Find more information here.
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Nobel Laureate Venki Ramakrishnan and #LINO15 Lindau Alumni featured on our newsletter.
The first newsletter of 2020 features the Nobel Laureates for the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, a new Topic Cluster on neuroscience and more.
Martin Chalfie, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2008, in discussion with young scientists. Photo/Credit: Christian Flemming/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
To mark the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, the organisers are delighted to announce that a record number of highly decorated scientists will be attending: Almost 70 Laureates have already agreed to take part during the week from June 28 to July 3, 2020. From among the latest laureates, William Kaelin, Jr., Michel Mayor, Olga Tokarczuk and M. Stanley Whittingham are expected to attend. The Nobel Laureates represent 13 different nationalities. Find more information on #LINO70 here. Find the press release here.
Almost 200 academic partners worldwide have nominated young researchers from over 100 countries to take part in the unique exchange of ideas among scientists in Lindau. The selection process still under way, participants in this group are to be determined by end of February.
Last year’s donations put to good use: construction and expansion of peat dams in Degermoos near Lindau Credit: LPV Lindau-Westallgäu
For the second year in a row, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings are supporting the bog protection in the Lindau district: 7,500€ could be handed over today to Michaela Berghofer, Managing Director of the Landschaftspflegeverband Lindau-Westallgäu.