Shall I start with the names? Peter Agre, Werner Arber, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Bruce Beutler, J. Michael Bishop, Elizabeth Blackburn, Aaron Ciechanover, Steven Chu, Johann Deisenhofer, Sir Martin J. Evans, Edmond Fischer, Walter Gilbert, Harald zur Hausen, Jules Hoffmann, Robert Huber, Sir R. Timothy Hunt, Brian Kobilka, Jean-Marie Lehn, Hartmut Michel, Ferid Murad, Erwin Neher, Richard Roberts, Bert Sakmann, Randy Schekman, Hamilton Smith, Oliver Smithies, Thomas Steitz, Roger Y. Tsien, John Walker, Arieh Warshel, Torsten Wiesel, Kurt Wüthrich, Ada Yonath, Rolf Martin Zinkernagel…
More than 30 Nobel Laureates are expected to attend Lindau Meetings this year from 28 June to 4 July. Science journalists will have a possibility to join the meeting thanks the grants that has been agreed with EUSJA.
The collaboration of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and EUSJA became a good tradition. Every year the group of science journalists may take part in an inspiring week of exchange and networking, numerous lectures, panels, discussion sessions, master classes… Journalists have the opportunity to meet famous scientists, ask questions, interview them. This year the meeting will be dedicated to medicine and physiology. About 600 young researchers from more than 80 countries will get together in Lindau.
Science journalists interested to attend the meeting may apply for the grants by April 14 (the deadline). The conditions and the address for the applications have been sent to national associations of EUSJA. Please ask your national delegate.
About The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
Since 1951, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings have been bringing together the most esteemed scientists of their times with outstanding young scientists from all over the world. The meetings focus alternately on physiology/medicine, physics, chemistry, and economic sciences.
Every summer around 30 Nobel Laureates and approximately 600 young scientists from about 80 countries meet in the Southern German town of Lindau for one week – to learn from each other, to exchange knowledge, ideas, and experience, to share their enthusiasm for science, and to make valuable new contacts. The young scientists have to pass a multi-step international selection process in order to get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a Lindau Meeting. They stand at the beginning of their careers and strive for excellence in their fields.
In Lindau, lectures, discussion sessions, panels, and science master classes account for the major part of every meeting programme. But the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings deliberately offer an opportunity for inspiration and reflections, for personal encounters and intense talks – in that they distinguish themselves from common scientific conferences. Alongside cutting-edge research, universally important issues like sustainability or the responsibility of scientists in and for the society are of utmost significance for the meetings.
The meetings are organised jointly by the council founded in 1954 and the foundation established in 2000. However, they originate from an initiative of the two Lindau physicians Franz Karl Hein and Gustav Wilhelm Parade, and Count Lennart Bernadotte, a member of the Swedish royal family residing on Mainau Island in Lake Constance. The first meeting in 1951 – a congress of physicians that was attended by seven Nobel Laureates from Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, and Germany – provided a significant impulse to the European scientific dialogue after World War II. Ever since, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings have evolved into an international forum for scientific debate on issues of global importance, gaining many partners and supporters around the world.
The leitmotif “Educate. Inspire. Connect.” not only applies to the meetings, it also determines the societal commitment of the organisers. Numerous projects convey the fascination of science and research, provide food for thought, and stimulate public debates.