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, master students, PhD students, and postdocs 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.

Nobel Laureates sit in the sun during the 2019 farewell ceremony

Nobel Laureates

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.

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Young Scientists

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.

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Mario Draghi and young economists in Lindau 2017

Young Economists

Every three years, highly talented Young Economists are recruited worldwide to participate in the Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences.

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A diverse group of young scientists stand together in a sunny park

Lindau Alumni

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.

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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.

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