The major challenges facing society today and in the future can only be solved with the help of science, as the COVID-19 crisis has made clear for more than a year now. The world of science and the interested public are looking all the more intensively at Lindau today. At 1.30 p.m., Countess Bettina Bernadotte af Wisborg, as President of the Council, opened the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting from the island at Lake Constance.
Because of the pandemic, the anniversary meeting is taking place online. “Especially under such exceptional circumstances, dialogue in science is all the more important,” she emphasised the relevance of the event, which has been taking place since 1951. The interdisciplinary programme devotes around 70 hours to highly topical issues such as future pande-mics, gene editing, climate change or trust in science.