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Invitation to 373 young economists -- also for Online Science Days 2020

7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences 2021

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

373 Young Economists from 60 countries can look forward to two top-class events: the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in August 2021 and the Online Science Days 2020.

Meeting on Economic Sciences postponed to August 2021

The invitations sent out today to the young economists apply to the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences which brings together young economists and Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel on Lake Constance in August 2021.

Due to the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences and the interdisciplinary 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on natural sciences, also planned for this summer, were postponed to 2021.

Online Science Days 2020 for interdisciplinary exchange

The invitation sent to the Young Economists is therefore also valid for the Online Science Days 2020, an additional offer this summer. Between 28 June - 1 July 2020, Nobel Laureates, Lindau Alumni and Young Scientists from the disciplines of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine as well as Young Economists will exchange their knowledge and ideas in online lectures and discussions. ?

In the run-up: Online Sciathon 2020

In the run-up to the online programme, the Young Scientists can experience international and interdisciplinary exchange: with a newly launched "Sciathon" (a variant of a hackathon geared towards science), the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings are creating an interactive online competition. Lindau Alumni will play an important role in this in addition to the Young Scientists. Using digital platforms, both groups will work together to develop solutions for a defined scientific topic. If possible, the Young Economists will cooperate with their colleagues from the natural sciences. Thus, particularly sustainable concepts comprising many aspects are to be expected.

International field of participants for the events in 2020/2021

The now invited and notified 373 Young Economists around the globe have successfully completed a multi-stage selection process. The application process involved 144 academic partners of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and - for the German universities in the field of economics - the "Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultätentag" (WISOFT - Association of Economics and Social Sciences Faculties).

Figures for the Online Science Days 2020

  • Invitations to 1,034 participants from 107 countries
  • by discipline: 373 economics, 187 physics, 228 Chemistry,
  • 140 Biology, 106 Physiology and Medicine
  • 446 female young scientists and 581 male young scientists

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About the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

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. The theme of the Lindau Meetings alternates between Physics, Chemistry or Physiology and Medicine - the three Nobel Prize scientific disciplines. Every five years an interdisciplinary Meeting takes place, while the Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences is held every three years. Through the medium of various declarations (2015 on Climate Change, 1955 Against the Use of Nuclear Weapons) the scientists have repeatedly joined in the public debate with political appeals.

It was the Lindau physicians Franz Karl Hein and Gustav Wilhelm Parade who approached Count Lennart Bernadotte af Wisborg with the idea of a conference of Nobel Laureates and proceeded to jointly implement this with him - since 1953 with the participation of young scientists. Some 35,000 students, PhD candidates and post-docs have since taken part. Their experience of the Meeting may be literally once-in-a-lifetime, but they remain permanent members of the Lindau Alumni Network and ambassadors for scientific dialogue.

All year long the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings continue to pursue their "Mission Education" aimed at emphasising the importance of science and advocating science and research. This is also the purpose for which the online mediatheque is being developed into a learning platform which includes teaching materials for schools.

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