Meeting of Nobel Laureates concentrates on physics
This year’s Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Bavaria is dedicated to physics. 27 Nobel laureates are present at the meeting that began on Sunday and goes until July 6.
They will meet and exchange views with around 580 young scientists from 69 countries, announced the organizing institute.
Enlarge image Young researchers come from all over the world to exchange their ideas (© R. Schulte/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting) Among the best-known laureates to be expected in Lindau are the Israeli chemist Dan Shechtman as well as the German physicists Theodor Hänsch and Peter Grünberg. Some of the topics they wish to discuss include cosmology, particle physics, climate questions and the challenge of promoting sustainable energy. Many events can be followed live over the internet. Around 20 schoolteachers from German speaking counties are to take part in the meeting in order to promote scientific dialogue with the world outside of academia.
The first meeting of Nobel laureates with young researchers took place in 1951 on invitation from Count Lennart Bernadotte. The daughter of the founder, Bettina Gräfin Bernadotte, is to give the opening speech at the 62nd meeting of the Nobel Laureate Meeting on Sunday.
Annette Schavan, the Federal Education Minister, as well as the president of Singapore, Tony Tan Keng Yam, were present at the opening. His country is one of the sponsors of the Nobel Laureate Meetings.