Four young scientists from MPI CPfS attend 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

July 11, 2019

Since their beginnings in 1951, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings have evolved into a unique international forum for scientific exchange, fostering interactions between scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines. The meetings focus alternately on physiology and medicine, on physics, and on chemistry – the three natural science Nobel Prize disciplines, interspersed by meetings revolving around Economic Sciences. The scientific program of each Lindau Meeting is based on the principle of a dialogue. The different sessions – lectures, discussions, Master Classes, and panel discussions – are designed in order to activate the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and experience between and among Nobel Laureates and young scientists.

The 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting was dedicated to physics and took place on the island of Lindau between 30 June and 5 July 2019. 39 Nobel Laureates have participated – including the 2018 laureates in physics Donna Strickland and Gérard Mourou. They met with 580 undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. These young scientists represented 89 countries and had to pass a multi-stage application and selection process in order to be chosen for this meeting. The key topics of the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting were dark matter and cosmology, laser physics, and gravitational waves.

Among selected participants, four young scientists from MPI CPfS attended the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting – Maja Bachmann (Physics of Microstructured Quantum Matter), Philippa McGuinness (Physics of Quantum Materials), Eteri Svanidze (Chemical Metals Science), and Yang Zhang (Solid State Chemistry). The delegates were able to interact with the Nobel laureates, who shared stories about their lives, their research and their individual "secret recipes" in science.

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MPI CPfS delegates to the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting. Left to right: Dr. Eteri Svanidze, Philippa McGuinness, Dr. Maja Bachmann.
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