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Great tradition comes with obligations – France as a science nation

Stephanie Hanel

Great tradition comes with obligations – France as a science nation

Seven Nobel Laureates from France are guests at Lindau

Große Tradition verpflichtet – Wissenschaftsland Frankreich

Stephanie Hanel

Große Tradition verpflichtet – Wissenschaftsland Frankreich

Sieben Nobelpreisträger aus Frankreich zu Gast in LindauSieben Nobelpreisträger aus Frankreich zu Gast in Lindau

Linda Moussakova

The Art of the Nobel Prizes

As Nobel Week 2014 is approaching Linda Moussakova shares an overview of the various art projects related to the Nobel Prizes.

Ashutosh Jogalekar

Supramolecular chemistry: Moving away from synthesis and toward design

The key goal of chemical science in the nineteenth and twentieth century was to understand how atoms come together to form molecules through chemical bonds. The focus was thus on understanding the covalent interactions that link atoms together, interactions that are made possible by the sharing of electrons. The theory of chemical bonding achieved its […]

Beatrice Lugger

Jean-Marie Pierre Lehn – Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2011

From Supramolecular Chemistry Towards Adaptive Chemistry


Jean-Marie Lehn: an evolutionary chemist

Between the laws of the universe and the rules of life lies a bridge. That bridge, said Nobel laureate Jean-Marie Lehn today, is chemistry. Lehn made his point by asking a simple and intriguing question at the start of his lecture: how does matter become complex? How did elementary particles eventually gave rise to the […]

Tobias Maier

Noble Sätze – Verraten Original-Publikationen den Nobelpreis?

Wie alle Wissenschaftler publizieren auch zukünftige Nobelpreisträger ihre Forschungsergebnisse in peer-revieweten Wissenschaftsmagazinen. Ihre ursprünglich veröffentlichten Ergebnisse, Thesen und Ideen sind in den digitalen Archiven der Wissenschaftsliteratur auch Jahre und Jahrzehnte später konserviert, als wären sie erst gestern publiziert worden.  Lucas Brouwers, der Kollege im englischen Lindau Blog und dessen Blogpost ich hier frei übersetze, hatte […]


Sentences that win Nobel prizes

Nobel laureates, like all scientists, have published their findings in peer-reviewed journals. Their initial results, theories and thoughts in these publications have been preserved in the digital archives of the scientific literature, as if they have been frozen in time. I thought it would be a nice idea to go back to these papers, and […]

Akshat Rathi

Interview with Jean-Marie Lehn: Chemistry is trying to answer the biggest questions

After the lecture session on Thursday, I had a 15 minute slot to ‘interview’ Jean-Marie Lehn. who shared the 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Donald Cram and Charles Pederson for their development and use of molecules with structure-specific interactions of high selectivity. Prof. Lehn is more commonly known as the father of supramolecular chemistry. […]

Markus Pössel

Supramolekular fesselnd: Jean-Marie Lehn

Der Vortrag von Jean-Marie Lehn (Chemie 1987) war ein schönes Beispiel für die Faszinationskraft der Wissenschaft. Soweit ich mich erinnere, kam kein einziger Witz darin vor. Wenn Zeichnungen dabei waren, waren sie zumeist recht einfach. Viele der Folien zeigten einfach nur Text. Ich erinnere keinerlei persönliche Anekdoten aus dem Nobelpreisträgerleben. Und erschwerend kommt hinzu: Chemie […]