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Lindau – the smartest place on earth for a week each summer

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In a past summer, I was on a ferry gazing at Lindau with too little time to get down from the ferry.

Lindau = a tiny Bavarian town. 25,000 population.

Meeting initiators: Lindau doctors Gustav Parade and Franz Karl Hein – wanted to do something to end German’s post-Nazi scientific isolation.

Conversations range from untangling sticky research problems to the joys of a career in research, philosophies of life and beyond.

Lindau meeting 2010 brought together 59 Nobel laureates in chemistry, physiology / medicine, physics and 675 young researchers from 68 countries for a week of personal encounters and exchange on the future of science and society.
This year meeting theme: Sustainability, energy, cosmology.

Oliver Smithies (Nobel lau 2007 medicine, designer mice): I am not a very complicated scientist, I am just a simple student of science.
“If you can still be doing experiments on a Saturday when you’re 85; and enjoying them, then you have had a good life in science.”

Annette Schavan (German Federal Min for Edu and Rsch): Find out abt the motivation, inspiration and responsibility in science, and GET CONNECTED.
The Lindau meetings transcend the boundaries between cultures, disciplines and generations and encourage networks of scientific excellence.

The Lindau Council selects the best of undergraduate, master and doctoral students, post-doctoral scientists from all over the world.

Please nominate and send me to Lindau, I am very excited to meet, learn from, and headhunt the future Nobel Laureates, the young scientists worldwide.

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Written by blueroselady

July 28, 2010 at 4:47 pm

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