Published 4 July 2024 by Valeria Wollenweber

Daily Recap – Thursday, 4 July 2024

Not too windy for a little Science Walk! Young Scientists braving the weather together with Nobel Laureate Steven Chu.
Photo/Credit: Torben Nuding/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Thursday, there was black holes and exoplanets for breakfast! After that cosmic wake-up (two exciting lectures) we continued with more amazing Agora Talks and Open Exchanges. The Laureate Lunches and Science Walks once more gave the opportunity for informal conversation between Young Scientists and Nobel Laureates. This afternoon’s workshops presented yet another democratic novelty – Young Scientists had decided beforehand which scientific career topics they wanted to talk about. Fruitful discussions concluded the “working” part of the day. For the fun part, we completed our 3-Day journey from the South of the United States back to the South of Germany. From rodeo to cattle drive! Alphorn, beer and lederhosen and in between, everyone in traditional attires from their cultures – a sight for sore eyes and a worthy conclusion of our stay in the Inselhalle!

Quote of the Day

“You know, astronomy is hard. It’s the only science I know that names mistakes after people.”

George F. Smoot, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2006

Picture of the Day 

Nobel Laureate Reinhard Genzel making black holes as entertaining as can be during his lecture! 


By the way: if you’re searching for more iconic pictures of this and recent Lindau Meetings, you need not look into space – a view onto our Flickr suffices.

Photo/Credit: Patrick Kunkel/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Featured Blog Post

As much as we have talked about Physics this week, the tools behind it are deserving of attention as well. Mathematics does not have to be a mere necessity for the natural sciences, it can also be beautiful!

Read Lindau blogger Ben Skuse’s take on the topic, inspired by two of the Meeting’s sessions on our blog.

Fact of the Day

Tonight is all about cultures! As you might know, this Meeting’s Young Scientists are from 90 countries all around the world but they are not the only international group: for #LINO24 we’ve had media representatives from around 20 different countries in Lindau. 11 of them are part of our Travel Grant programme that supports the journey costs for journalists from diverse countries. This year: Australia, China, Egypt, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom and USA.

Today’s Highlight Session

Nobel Laureate and (in-person) Lindau premiere Didier Queloz took us to outer space this morning. His outlook onto a research field driven by the many exoplanets that have been discovered by now was truly celestial!  

Thursday’s Tweets


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Programme Preview: Friday

We’re leaving the Inselhalle behind today but #LINO24 is not yet over! Join us on a lovely cruise to Mainau Island tomorrow where we will have the final Sessions and celebrate the conclusion of the Meeting. 

  • 07:15  Check-In for the Boat (please make sure to be at Lindau Harbour on time!)
  • 07:45–10:30 Boat Trip to Mainau Island
  • 12:30–13:00 Closing Ceremony
  • 13:00–13:30 Concert by the West-Eastern Divan Ensemble 
  • 13:30–15:30 Science Picnic
  • 16:00–19:00 Boat Trip back to Lindau 

Check the meeting programme for a detailed overview of Sessions to come.

Over the course of the next days, we will keep you updated on the 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting with our Daily Recaps where you can find all the day’s highlights in one place. We will feature blog posts, photos and videos from the Mediatheque as well as social media.


Valeria Wollenweber

Valeria Wollenweber is part of the communications team of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings for #LINO24. She studied communication and media in Berlin and is preparing for her master's degree in science communication.