The commitment of Nobel Laureates to foster the exchange among scientists has been the mainstay of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings ever since their beginnings in 1951. To this day, more than 430 recipients of the Nobel Prize have followed the annual invitation to meet the next generation of leading scientists at Lindau.
For many Nobel Laureates, the Lindau Meetings have become an integral part of their yearly schedule. More than 300 Nobel Laureates have joined the foundation’s Founders Assembly in the endeavour to support the Lindau Meetings and their outreach projects.
For young scientists at the beginning of their careers, it is a valuable opportunity to meet these role models and mentors, to seek their advice, to exchange thoughts and views, and to discuss current developments in science and beyond.
At the Lindau Meetings, the Nobel Laureates shape the scientific programme with their topical preferences. As a result, the Lindau Meetings provide the unique opportunity to experience both the professional and the personal side of Nobel Laureates.
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The Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. Its founder, the Swedish scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, author and pacifist Alfred Nobel, had laid down in his will that much of his wealth should be used to establish the prize. It consists of a medal, a personal diploma, and a cash award.
Every year since 1901, the Nobel Prize has been awarded to those men and women who have “conferred the greatest benefit to mankind” (from the will of Alfred Nobel) through ground-breaking discoveries, inventions or improvements in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, through outstanding literature and through their commitment for peace.
In 1968, Sweden’s national bank Sveriges Riksbank established The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel which is often referred to as the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.