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Beatrice Lugger

Lindau as an outstanding laboratory

Hundreds of young people with backpacks talking in various languages are here in Lindau.  A woman in the bus this morning said: „I don’t know where all these people come from, but it is all about the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, right?“ The small town Lindau in the southwest of Germany is ‚flooded’ these days […]

Gero von der Stein

Discovering Treasures

By Anders Bárány & Wolfgang Huang Mapping the rich history of scientific exchange in Lindau, the mediatheque provides countless connecting points to the major baselines and developments of contemporary science and research. A continuous extensive review and optimisation is in progress. At the time of writing in December 2012, the mediatheque of the Lindau Nobel […]

Beatrice Lugger

Pros and Cons of building particle accelerators – Werner Heisenberg

The world is looking at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. Physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will make an announcement about the Higgs boson, Wednesday July 4th. Speculations and rumors already run around the world. In such hectic times it often is helpful to take a look back. Therefore I recommend to watch a famous […]

Beatrice Lugger

A History with Future – The Lindau Meetings

Does anyone, who joins the Lindau Meeting know, why 20 to 30 Nobel Laureates meet at this beautiful spot with young researchers every year since 1951? Did Alfred Nobel live in Lindau? Not at all.  In 1951 two physicians in Lindau, six years after the end of World War II, thought of how to overcome […]

Beatrice Lugger

The spirit of Lindau: the past, present & future of the meetings

The years following the Second World War were dark days for science in Germany. But in 1951, a light began to glimmer. Two physicians from the island of Lindau, supported by wealthy Swedish count Lennart Bernadotte, established a meeting of Nobel Laureates.

Akshat Rathi

A history with future: the Lindau Meetings

After the opening speeches by many people associated with the Lindau meetings there was a small panel discussion on the meetings. The panel consisted of a Lindau alumnus of the 1959 meeting, Horst Grimme; a Lindau alumnus of 2008, Bilge Demirkoz; Winner of Physics Nobel 1973, Ivar Giaver and Winner of Chemistry Nobel 2004, Aaron Ciechanover. Horst […]