Published 27 June 2021 by Carl Friedrichs

#LINO70 Daily Recap – Sunday, 27 June 2021

The Laureates’ Gallery at the Europe Square in Lindau, with flags on the seabridge and the Inselhalle in the background.

Opening day of the 70th jubilee Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting: Our virtual opening ceremony featured greetings from multiple top-class guests and musical contributions from our versatilely talented young scientists and Lindau Alumni. The academic programme was then kicked off by a panel discussion and the first Lindau lectures of three 2020 Nobel Laureates: Emmanuelle Charpentier (Chemistry), Reinhard Genzel (Physics) and Harvey J. Alter (Physiology/Medicine).


Quote of the Day

“The questions as to whether this scientific progress can also be used to benefit humanity or whether it contains known or potential risks are at least as important as the research findings themselves.”

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany during his greetings for the opening ceremony


Picture of the Day

Our picture of the day proves what a special and diverse group of highly talented people the Lindau community is: it shows the performance of “Ode to Joy” by the “Lindau Virtual Symphonic Orchestra”, part of our opening ceremony. You can watch their performance on YouTube.

On our YouTube channel, you’ll also find “I Say A Little Prayer” by the “Lindau Virtual Band”, the other musical piece created by the Lindau community, which was part of the opening ceremony as well.


Comment of the Day

I love the networking, @lindaunobel. So much fun to meet people from diverse backgrounds working in all kinds of research areas not just limited to biology.

Lukas Heumos, young scientist, via Twitter enjoying the fact that #LINO70 recreates the Lindau Spirit digitally.


Tweets of the Day


Follow us on Twitter @lindaunobel and Instagram @lindaunobel and keep an eye out for #LINO70!


Figure of the Day: 70

Not only is this our 70th jubilee meeting – as if that wasn’t enough reason to celebrate. We are also excited to welcome more than 70 Nobel Laureates for #LINO70: an all-time record!


Video of the Day

Today’s opening ceremony was also an opportunity to look back: our jubilee movie recaps some of the highlights of 70 years of Nobel Laureate Meetings in Lindau. Find the full version in our mediatheque tomorrow.



Lindau Guidelines: Goal of the Day

Picture/Credit: Patrick Kunkel/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Goal 02: Cooperate Globally on Global Problems

Like the Corona pandemic, which was prominently discussed on the first day of #LINO70, the vast majority of the most pressing problems of today are global in nature: They affect large parts of the world and its population, they do not stop at borders, and they cannot be solved alone. Therefore, scientists, funders and politicians must cooperate globally to increase efficiency, speed, and effectiveness.

The Lindau Guidelines: endorsed by many Nobel Laureates – now open for you to sign!


70 Years Lindau Meetings: Historic Highlight of the Day

From 10 – 14 June 1951, 7 Nobel Laureates and 400 young scientists met in Lindau for the 1st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. It was dedicated to Physiology and Medicine.


Outlook on Tomorrow’s Programme

The first full-length day of #LINO70 will start with partner events and then continue with a morning workout to brace bodies and minds of all participants for a day full of exciting academic and social programme points. 

Find the full programme in our mediatheque.


Monday, 28 June


07.15 – 08.30 CEST: Partner Events

08.30 – 09.15 CEST: Break Workout

09.15 – 10.00 CEST: Lecture Queloz

10.00 – 11.00 CEST: Agora Talks



11.00 – 12.00 CEST: Networking Break 

12.00 – 13.30 CEST: Panel Discussion Gene Editing

13.30 – 14.00 CEST: Project Presentation Lindau Guidelines



14.00 – 15.00 CEST: Agora Talks

15.00 – 16.30 CEST: Open Exchanges

16.30 – 17.45 CEST: Networking Break



17.45 – 18.30 CEST: Lecture Barish

18.30 – 19.15 CEST: Lecture Thorne

19.15 – 20.15 CEST: Agora Talks

20.15 – 21.45 CEST: Open Exchanges


Carl Friedrichs

Carl Friedrichs is part of the communications team of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Before joining the team for #LINO70, he studied International/European Studies and Sustainable Development at Leiden University (The Hague, NL). He's fascinated by the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of the Lindau Meetings.