Melissa Rinaldin and Karina Pombo-García, both postdocs at MPI-CBG, were invited to the first on-site Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting since 2019. From June 26 to July 1, around 500 young scientists from 90 different nations gathered in Lindau to represent the global world of science. Due to the pandemic, many of the young scientists had to wait more than two years until they will finally enter the Lindau Inselhalle.
“With the 71 st edition, we are once more offering the next generation of top international researchers a unique opportunity here at Lake Constance: to benefit first-hand from the life experience of many Nobel Laureates and at the same time to expand their worldwide network for their own future,” said Countess Bettina Bernadotte af Wisborg as President of the Council at the opening of the meeting.
“We were very honoured to participate in the meeting on the beautiful island of Lindau. It was a unique opportunity to meet Nobel Laureates from different fields and experiences. What we enjoyed the most was getting to know many outstanding and inspiring young scientists from all over the world and discussing with them the joy, problems, and future of Science,” report Melissa and Karina on their experiences.
Since their foundation in 1951, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings have developed into a unique international scientific forum. The annual Meetings provide an opportunity for an exchange between different generations, cultures and disciplines. Once every year, around 30-40 Nobel Laureates convene in Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists: 600 undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. The theme of the Lindau Meetings alternates between the three Nobel Prize scientific disciplines, Physics, Chemistry or Physiology and Medicine. Every five years an interdisciplinary Meeting takes place, while the Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences is held every three years.