Published 3 July 2024 by Valeria Wollenweber

Daily Recap – Wednesday, 3 July 2024

On Wednesday mics were handed to Young Scientists all over – here, at Nobel Laureate Takaaki Kajita’s Agora Talk!
Photo/Credit: Christian Flemming/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Wednesday, it was once again time for multiple Young Scientist take-overs! The first one was at the Next Gen Science Sessions where researchers gave insights into their work on Physics-based Solutions to the Energy Challenge and Cross-Disciplinary approaches. Agora Talks and Laureate Lunches were followed by more Open Exchanges and then it was time for the Scientific Exchange Among Young Scientists. These Sessions are a premiere in Lindau – the presentations for the big stage were democratically chosen by all Young Scientists ahead of the Meeting. We concluded the Scientific Programme of the day with the Heidelberg Lecture and Field Medalist Efim I. Zelmanov’s mathematical insight into his own mind. 

Quote of the Day

“Overshooting climate targets means increased risks for planetary stability.”

Nico Wunderling, Young Scientist at #LINO24.

Picture of the Day 

We saw a lot of spacey ties today, but the award for the best one goes to John C. Mather! 

Photo/Credit: Torben Nuding/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Featured Blog Post

Lindau blogger Ben Skuse writes about two of this Meeting’s amazing sessions: Professor Anne L’Huillier’s lecture on Monday and the joint Agora Talk by Nobel Laureates Donna Strickland and Gérard A. Mourou today: “Extreme Light for Science and Society”.

Read the full article on our blog.

Fact of the Day

The Inselhalle and Lindau Island weren’t the only settings of #LINO24 today: at the Bodenseegymnasium Nobel Laureate Klaus von Klitzing talked about his work to pupils from nearby German, Swiss and Austrian schools and even let his golden Nobel Prize medal circulate through the audience (he got it back). The session was well received and inspired many questions from the students, that Professor von Klitzing was happy to answer. His advice to the students? “Be optimistic!”

Encouring the Young to be curious, taking their ideas and questions seriously – this is what Wednesday was all about! 


Today’s Highlight Session

Now this was special! The Agora Talk by Donna Strickland and Gérard A. Mourou would’ve been exciting on its own but it was also moderated by recent Physics Nobel Laureate Anne L’Huillier! As we say in Germany, this session was “extremely laser”. 

Wednesday’s Tweets

Be sure to follow us on X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram and keep an eye out for #LINO24, e.g. on our social wall!

Programme Preview: Thursday

The Scientific Programme in the Inselhalle will come to a close tomorrow. Don’t fret though – before it is time to part ways there is loads of fascinating science to come:

  • 09:00–10:00 Lectures
  • 10:15–13:00 Agora Talks
  • 15:00–16:30 Open Exchanges 
  • 17:00–18:30 Workshops
  • 19:00–22:30 Bavarian Evening (we ecourage you all to wear a traditional festive attire!)

Make sure to check the meeting programme for a detailed overview of the upcoming days.

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.