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Duncan Haldane: Toying with Topology

Ben Skuse

Duncan Haldane: Toying with Topology

This year, Nobel Laureate Duncan Haldane attended the Lindau Meetings for the first time. Science writer Ben Skuse explains the topological concept for which Haldane received the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics.

“If you like playing board games then you like math”

Brian Malow

“If you like playing board games then you like math”

Video: Lindau Alumna Gabriela Barreto Lemos on her passion for science and the question she would most like an answer to.Video: Lindau Alumna Gabriela Barreto Lemos on her passion for science and the question she would most like an answer to.

Nobel Prize in Physics 2016: “Weird and wonderful ideas”

Susanne Dambeck

Nobel Prize in Physics 2016: “Weird and wonderful ideas”

Michael Kosterlitz, David Thouless and Duncan Haldane received the Nobel Prize for revealing "the secrets of exotic matter". And what does this have to do with bagels and pretzels?Michael Kosterlitz, David Thouless and Duncan Haldane received the Nobel Prize for revealing "the secrets of exotic matter". And what does this have to do with bagels and pretzels?

A Beautiful Quest: The Search for a Unified Theory

Jalees Rehman

A Beautiful Quest: The Search for a Unified Theory

Is the search for a "Theory of Everything" still worth its while or has it turned into a quixotic quest ultimately doing more harm than good?Is the search for a "Theory of Everything" still worth its while or has it turned into a quixotic quest ultimately doing more harm than good?

4 Young Scientists – and the Big Wide World of Physics

Stephanie Hanel

4 Young Scientists – and the Big Wide World of Physics

Gabriela Barreto Lemos, Charlotta Lorenz, Tyler Shendruk und Sidiki Zongo in profilGabriela Barreto Lemos, Charlotta Lorenz, Tyler Shendruk und Sidiki Zongo in profil

Martin Karplus – A Visionary Pioneer

Stephanie Hanel

Martin Karplus – A Visionary Pioneer

Theoretical chemist Martin Karplus will be a guest at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings this year for the first time.Theoretical chemist Martin Karplus will be a guest at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings this year for the first time.

Bohr & Heisenberg: Two Physicists in Occupied Copenhagen

Susanne Dambeck

Bohr & Heisenberg: Two Physicists in Occupied Copenhagen

A meeting of two giants of physics that might have changed the course of historyA meeting of two giants of physics that might have changed the course of history

New Mini Lecture: Werner Heisenberg

Patricia Edema

New Mini Lecture: Werner Heisenberg

A new biographical mini lecture is now available at our mediathequeA new biographical mini lecture is now available at our mediatheque

Susanne Dambeck

Eugene Wigner: A Modest Genius

Wigner was not only one of the greatest physicists of the 20th century – he is also one of the least known. The modest genius died twenty years ago.

Patricia Edema

New Topic Cluster: Quantum Mechanics

The Lindau Mediatheque is proud to present yet another new topic cluster, this time dealing with quantum mechanics.

Stephanie Hanel

Paul Dirac: The Quiet Genius Died 30 Years Ago

He is considered to be an important founding father of modern quantum physics, his books are still standard reference works, and many people have heard of one of the technical terms named after him. But who is the person behind these terms – who was Paul Dirac?