Richard R. Ernst. Foto: Peter Badge/typos1
Kuratorium und Stiftung der Lindauer Nobelpreisträgertagungen betrauern zutiefst den Tod von Richard R. Ernst, der 1991 mit dem Nobelpreis für Chemie ausgezeichnet wurde. Er erhielt den Nobelpreis für seine Forschungen zur Entwicklung der Kernspinresonanz-Spektroskopie, die zu einem wichtigen bildgebenden Verfahren in der Medizin wurde.
Seit 1992 nahm Richard R. Ernst an acht Nobelpreisträgertagungen in Lindau teil.
Kuratorium und Stiftung sprechen der ganzen Familie von Richard R. Ernst ihr tiefes Mitgefühl aus und werden immer seinen Rat an Nachwuchswissenschaftler*innen im Gedächtnis behalten: “Wenn Sie die Wissenschaft mit größtem Enthusiasmus betreiben, wird der Erfolg nicht ausbleiben.”
Like the Online Science Days, the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting will take place online. Photo/Credit: Christian Flemming/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
The 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (27 June – 2 July 2021) takes place virtually as an online event. In the context of the continuously uncertain situation and the lack of perspectives and guidelines for meetings and larger events in Germany, the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings made this decision heavy-heartedly.
The previous plan of a hybrid event, meaning online and with some Nobel Laureates and young scientists on site in Lindau, will thus no longer be pursued for this summer. The organisers are focusing on an extensive and interactive anniversary programme, in which around 80 Nobel Laureates and more than 600 international young scientists will participate online and interact with numerous guests.
The Council has also decided on another important change: For the more than 600 young scientists selected for the interdisciplinary 70th Lindau Meeting from all over the world, the door to Lindau is still open. Their selection remains valid and the Council will admit them to the next meetings of their respective disciplines in the coming years (Chemistry 2022, Physiology or Medicine 2023 and Physics 2024).
Find more information and statements from Countess Bettina Bernadotte in this press release.
Robert A. Mundell, 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 Robert A. Mundell, who was awarded with the 1999 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel “for his analysis of monetary and fiscal policy under different exchange rate regimes and his analysis of optimum currency areas”. His work has inspired generations of researchers and dominates fiscal policy in open economies.
Robert A. Mundell participated in the 1st Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences 2004. He also attended three other Meetings in 2006, 2008 and 2011.
The Council and Foundation extend their deep sympathies to his whole family.
The Meeting will not be able to take place the usual way in 2021, but the organisers have a plan B. Photo/Credit: Julia Nimke/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
The plans for this year’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (27 June – 2 July 2021) were stated more precisely during the recent meeting of the Council: Due to the ongoing pandemic and the associated travel and contact restrictions, there will be significantly fewer participants on-site compared to previous Lindau Meetings.
The Council pursues the concept of a hybrid event this year: The scientific programme with lectures and discussions is composed of a mixture in which the panellists come together both in the Inselhalle in Lindau and virtually from many other parts of the world. As with last year’s Online Science Days, the organisers put particular emphasis on the opportunity of an interactive exchange between all participants, in addition to the broadcast.
During the next few weeks, the scientific chairpersons of the Meeting will decide on the basis of a weighted randomised selection who of the invited young scientists will ultimately be able to come to Lindau within the legal framework. This will ensure that a diverse group of scientists from all disciplines and as many nationalities as possible will be able to participate. Currently the organisers are also working on a comprehensive hygiene concept and are structuring the programme in cooperation with the invited Nobel Laureates.
Find the full press release with a statement from Countess Bettina Bernadotte here.
Photo/Credit: Christoph Schumacher/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
The Annual Report 2020 of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings is out now.
Our Report recalls the highlight of this challenging year: the Online Science Days 2020. Every session of this digital event is covered in the publication. The report contains many QR-codes to watch the videos in our Mediatheque.
On 2020.lindau-nobel.org you find an overview with all the digital content from the report and can download the pdf version.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.