Few events in the career of a scientist make such a lasting impression as the Lindau Meeting.
Ben Feringa, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2016
The Community of the Lindau Meetings
Every year, Nobel Laureates convene in Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists: 600 undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. When they arrive on Lake Constance, the young scientists have passed a competitive, multi-stage application and nomination process. When they leave town on the last day, young scientists become Lindau Alumni. Nobel Laureates and young scientists – the core of our community – are joined by invited guests, supporters and friends during the meeting week.
In Lindau, the Nobel Laureates shape the scientific programme with their topical preferences. As a result, the meetings provide the opportunity to experience both the professional and the personal side of the Laureates.
Lindau young scientists represent the next generation of leading scientists and researchers. To participate in a meeting, they must pass a multi-stage application and selection process.
Every three years, highly talented young economists are recruited worldwide to participate in the Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences.
More than 35,000 young scientists and young economists have taken part in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. As Lindau Alumni, they are part of a unique community of excellence.
The special atmosphere, when Lindau turns into the centre of scientific exchange for a week during the meeting, inspires participants, guests and Lindau citizens alike.