“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
Sir Isaac Newton
International Forum for Exchange
The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings – established in 1951 – provide a globally recognised forum for exchange between Nobel Laureates and young scientists. They inspire scientific generations and build sustainable networks of young scientists around the world.
The original idea of the meetings goes back to the two Lindau physicians Dr. Franz Karl Hein and Professor Dr. Gustav Wilhelm Parade as well as Count Lennart Bernadotte af Wisborg, a member of the Swedish royal family who quickly became the spiritus rector of the Lindau Meetings. It was them who recognised very early the significance of the meetings for the reconciliation of the people of post-war Europe and thus systematically developed them to an international forum for the exchange of knowledge between nations, cultures and disciplines.
About the Lindau Meetings
Since their foundation in 1951, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings have developed into a unique international scientific forum with a global network and far-reaching initiatives.
The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings aim at providing an environment for scientific exchange that considers mutual respect and peacefulness as natural behavior, and thus is free of harassment and aggression.
The Nobel Laureate Meetings are rooted in Lindau and the Lake Constance region. Our year-round projects and initiatives originate here too, but many reach far beyond. Extensive online offerings complete the holistic approach of our mission.
The Inselhalle in Lindau has been the home of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings for decades – recently modernised, it’s one of the assets for a successful gathering of the scientific world and excites participants.