For the first time, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings will be among the exhibitors at the AAAS 2016 Annual Meeting that will take place from 11 to 15 February in Washington, D.C. The Lindau Meetings present themselves as the forum for scientific and intergenerational dialogue among Nobel Laureates and outstanding young scientists.
At booth No. 1829 at the exhibit hall, young scientists can receive information on how to participate in the Lindau Meetings. Representatives of universities and other science and research institutions may learn more on the global academic partner network. For potential supporters, there is detailed information on funding opportunities.
"Considering this year´s meeting theme 'Global Science Engagement' and the attendance of thousands of leading scientists, science communicators, and policymakers, the AAAS conference is the obvious location for presenting the Lindau Meetings. We bring this form of engagement to life in Lindau by providing a platform of intergenerational and intercultural dialogue and by creating lasting networks of collaboration beyond national boundaries," says Countess Bettina Bernadotte, President of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.
The Heidelberg Laureate Forum will also be part of the presentation at Washington. The reason why Nobel Laureates convene at Lindau/Germany every year and laureates of the Fields Medal, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, and the Abel Prize come together at Heidelberg annually is essentially the same: to meet the next generation of leading scientists from all over the world. Both meetings foster the exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines.
On the eve of the AAAS 2016 Annual Meeting, all attendees will get the opportunity to actually meet some of the laureates who regularly participate in Lindau resp. Heidelberg. The German Embassy in Washington, together with the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, organises an evening reception on
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
4645 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, D.C. 20007.
Among the laureates being present will be Günter Blobel (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1999), William Phillips (Nobel Prize in Physics 1997) and Vinton Cerf (ACM A.M. Turing Award 2004). In addition, several young scientist alumni of the Lindau Meetings will also be in attendance. The evening reception bears the opportunity to discuss about fascinating science and international cooperation. Also on the occasion, the German Embassy presents the exhibition 'NOBELS and Masters of Abstraction,' portraits of laureates by German photographer Peter Badge.
66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
For this year´s Lindau Meeting, taking place from 26 June to 1 July, 32 laureates have already confirmed their participation. Among them will be the 2015 Nobel Laureates in Physics Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald. The meeting is dedicated to physics, its programme will address the latest breakthroughs in particle physics, quantum technology, and cosmology. Approximately 400 young scientists from more than 80 countries (including a large US delegation) may expect an invitation - the selection process will be completed at the beginning of March. The Lindau Meetings have been held every year since 1951 in Lindau on Lake Constance.