The 70th Lindau Meeting is fully underway and as day three comes to an end, there were almost too many highlights to look back on! Like yesterday, we started with partner events: the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, Mars Inc. and Rolex SA led rousing discussions on chances of the pandemic, genomics and food security, and science and society. The following conversation with long-time Lindau friend and only centennial attendant Eddy Fischer was especially joyful. Besides many more Nobel Laureates’ lectures and talks, our young scientists completed the academic programme during Next Gen Science and the presentation of the Lindau Mentoring Hub.
Quote of the Day
“The really difficult questions in physics, and I suspect in science generally, are the ones where you don’t know which questions you should ask.”
Anthony J. Leggett, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2003, during his lecture “Why Can’t Time Run Backwards?”
Picture of the Day
With much less people on-site in Lindau, there’s room for other things to take the stage in the Inselhalle. Today’s picture of the day shows the book ‘Nobel Life’ authored by Lindau Alumnus Stefano Sandrone and edited by the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. It’s a collection of 24 interviews with Nobel Laureates, telling their academic and personal stories – much like they would over a coffee during a session break in Lindau. Find out more.
The author, Steffano Sandrone, also had a conversation with the long-time friend of Lindau and Nobel Laureate Edmond ‘Eddy’ Fischer today. You can find the video in our mediatheque.
Blog Post of the Day
“With the new revolution of personalised medicine, we are going to change dramatically the basic three fundamental definitions upon which medicine is standing: disease, patient, and treatment,” said Aaron Ciechanover in his talk with fellow Laureate Ben Feringa.
Today’s blog post by science writer Meeri Kim summarises their session and reveals how “smart pharmaceuticals” could be used in the future.
Tweets of the Day
I’m glad Sana remembered to take a screen snap. We’ll enjoy the picture in 20 years.😂😂 https://t.co/Sj287lPjnA— Barry Marshall (@barjammar) June 29, 2021
My colleague Christine met the 🇵🇰 participants of @lindaunobel meeting! These meetings—held annually in 🇩🇪 but are online this year—bring together Nobel laureates & young scientists from across the 🌏 to foster scientific exchange. Great to see more 🇵🇰 women pursuing sciences! pic.twitter.com/1Sn1M5wz86— Bernhard Schlagheck (@GermanyinPAK) June 29, 2021
Thanks to Takaaki Kajita-san for taking his time to answer our questions and also let us talk to him about our own research! Hoping to meet him in person either at Lindau in 2024 or in Japan if I ever get the opportunity to visit the Kamiokande experiment!#LINO70 pic.twitter.com/FYc8ZMvuMT— Saskia Plura (@saskia_plura) June 29, 2021
Yes, I had the honor to directly discuss methods of protein structure and interaction with the three Nobel Laureates who established the key methods of Structural Biology; Robert Huber, Hartmut Michel, and Kurt Wüthrich. And I can't keep calm about it. 🥳🤩@lindaunobel #LINO70 pic.twitter.com/M1bbfnngtC— Hadeer Elhabashy (@HadeerElhabashy) June 29, 2021
Every year outstanding young scientists are given the opportunity to meet Nobel Laureates and exchange knowledge at the @Lindaunobel Laureate Meetings. We are proud to partner this event, now in its 70th year, to help promote excellence in science. #LINO70 #Perpetual pic.twitter.com/Dr3mSAqoac— ROLEX (@ROLEX) June 29, 2021
I thought it would be cool to have an online photo session with Laureate Barry C. Barish, after a lively open exchange! Thanks for making this happen (that too on my birthday 😁), @lindaunobel #LINO70 pic.twitter.com/kRqPO4cvDo— Akashrup Banerjee (Dr.) (@AkashrupB) June 29, 2021
Big pro of #LINO70? I can listen to Nobel Laureates like @barjammar and Harald zur Hausen talking about infectious agents like HPV and H. pylori and their link to cancer, all together with my #chemistrycat 🐈 pic.twitter.com/xCkTlODdaa— Sophie Gutenthaler (@s_gutenthaler) June 29, 2021
Figure of the Day: 20
Twenty young scientists have been selected to present their research during #LINO70 in their very own session format: Next Gen Science. Today, the first 7 of them showed what the next generation of the brightest minds is working on: data-driven chemistry, solar-powered artificial photosynthesis or avoiding t-cell ‘traffic jams’ – to name just a few. Be sure not to miss the following two Next Gen Science sessions on Wednesday, 12.45 – 14.15 CEST and Thursday, 9.15 –11.00 CEST.
#LINO70 participants will also find the presenting young scientists in their own Hopin Expo booth for the Next Gen Science Follow-up. Refer to the Hopin FAQ or our Chat Support for the time slots.
Video of the Day
Today’s video of the day comes from one of our partners, Mars, Inc. The video shows the cooperation with the Lindau Meetings and the amazing projects this scientific exchange supports.
Session of the Day
Laureates Bill Phillips and Serge Haroche really wanted to know who they’re dealing with, before starting their Agora Talk on quantum science earlier today. Although their audience was spread around the globe, there was a way: a simple survey through our online platform revealed that around 45% of the audience had no physics, but a chemistry, biology or medicine background. An interdisciplinary meeting indeed!
Being the eminent quantum scientists they are, of course they could easily adapt their talk accordingly and explain the research field as well as its technological applications in a way fit for any audience.
Lindau Guidelines: Goal of the Day
Goal 03: Share Knowledge
Without sharing knowledge, there would be little to no progress. By sharing information, progress can be achieved faster and ultimately more efficiently. The Lindau Meetings foster the exchange of knowledge and information in many ways. And Goal 03 of the Lindau Guidelines stipulates the basic principle – taking a stance for open and cooperative science, inclusive science communication and against false information. Find the full text of all goals on the website through the link below.
The Lindau Guidelines: endorsed by many Nobel Laureates – now open for you to sign!
70 Years Lindau Meetings: Historic Highlight of the Day
The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings have always been a platform to educate each other; to inspire great research; to connect generations and let them benefit from their exchange. As you see in this picture from 1980, showing Laureate Ernst Otto Fischer address several young scientists, a kind of mentoring has long been integral to the meetings. Today’s project presentation demonstrated how that mission can be translated into the digital realm: the Lindau Mentoring Hub. In their conversation with Brian Malow, Lindau Alumni Iris Odstrcil and Michael Margineau explained what the Mentoring Hub is, how it works and when it will launch!
Lindau Alumni will also find additional information in the Alumni Network in the coming weeks!
Outlook on Tomorrow’s Programme
Tomorrow, our programme gives you a little bit extra of everything. We start with the highly anticipated panel discussion ‘Energy and Climate’, which isn’t the only full-length panel of the day. Before the second panel – titled ‘Dark and Black’ – there will be three lectures by Laureates celebrating their Lindau-premiere, Tasuku Honjo, Richard Henderson and James Allison; a conversation with Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and two more networking breaks. The second round of Next Gen Science, additional Agora Talks and Open Exchanges as well as the Heidelberg Lecture complete another tightly scheduled day of #LINO70.
Find the full week programme in our mediatheque.
Wednesday, 30 June
07.00 – 08.30 CEST: Panel Discussion Energy and Climate
08.30 – 09.15 CEST: Break Workout
09.15 – 10.00 CEST: Lecture Honjo
10.00 – 11.00 CEST: Conversation Satyarthi
11.00 – 12.00 CEST: Break Networking
12.00 – 12.45 CEST: Lecture Henderson
12.45 – 14.15 CEST: Next Gen Science
14.15 – 15.45 CEST: Open Exchange
15.45 – 16.30 CEST: Lecture Allison
15.45 – 16.30 CEST Lecture Whittingham
16.30 – 17.00 CEST Break Networking
17.00 – 18.00 CEST: Agora Talks
18.00 – 19.30 CEST: Panel Discussion Dark and Black
19.30 – 20.15 CEST: Heidelberg Lecture
20.15 – 21.45 CEST: Open Exchanges