Annual Report 2018

Hot off the press: The Annual Report 2018. Photo/Credit: Christoph Schumacher/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

The Annual Report 2018 of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings is out now.

The report features highlights of the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (Physiology/Medicine), including articles on the new programme sessions in the modernised Inselhalle as well as inspiring reviews by Nobel Laureates and young scientists.

The digital edition of the Annual Report can be dowloaded here.

Donations for Projects in the Lindau Region

Symbolic handover of books with portraits of Nobel Laureates. © Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

The donations of this year’s Grill & Chill event that took place during the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting have today been handed over to two projects in the Lindau region. A total of 2.850 € will be used to support the Mentor Stiftung Deutschland for workhops with students at a school in Lindau. Another 5.000 € go to the nature conservation project Degermoos. The project is also supported with 688 € that were donated by young scientists during #LINO18.

Science Without Borders: New Nature Outlook Published

The new edition of Nature Outlook focuses on science in emerging economies. Illustration: Taj Francis; Copyright: Nature.

The latest issue of Nature Outlook, produced with support from Mars, Incorporated, is out! Our media partner Nature once again has published a special supplement to their scientific journal featuring the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. It focuses on empowering scientists in emerging economies and includes articles about #LINO18. Expect a profound insight into the current status of scientific research in low- and middle-income countries.

Thomas A. Steitz 1940–2018

Thomas Steitz with young scientists at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2018. Photo/Credit: Christian Flemming/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

The Council and Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings deeply mourns the loss of laureate Thomas Steitz, who sadly passed away on 9 October 2018 at the age of 78. He received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his studies on ribosomes.

Steitz completed his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology at Harvard University in 1966. After research stays in Europe, he moved back to the US. He was a Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Professor of Chemistry at Yale University.

Thomas Steitz participated in four Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, only recently in 2018. The Council and Foundation extend their deep sympathies to Thomas Steitz’ family.

2018 Prize in Economic Sciences

2018 Laureates in Economic Sciences William D. Nordhaus and Paul Romer. Ilustration: Niklas Elmehed. Copyright: Nobel Media AB 2018

On Monday, 8 October 2018, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has announced their decision to award the 2018 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to William D. Nordhaus “for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis” and Paul M. Romer “for integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis”. 

Learn more about the 2018 Prize in Economic Sciences here

2018 Nobel Peace Prize

2018 Nobel Peace Laureates Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad. Illustration: Niklas Elmehed. Copyright: Nobel Media AB 2018.

On Friday, 5 October 2018 the Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Muradfor their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.

Find out more about the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize here.

2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

2018 Nobel Laureates Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter. Illustration: Niklas Elmehed. Copyright: Nobel Media AB 2018.

On Wednesday, 3 October 2018, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 to Frances H. Arnold “for the directed evolution of enzymes”  and to George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter “for the phage display of peptides and antibodies”.

Find out more about the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry here.