Since 1951, Nobel Laureates in chemistry, physics, and physiology/medicine convene annually in Lindau, Germany, to have open and informal meetings with students and young researchers.
The 2013 meeting will be held June 30– July 5, 2013 and will focus on chemistry. Meeting details are becoming available. A list of the Nobel Laureates who will attend the 63rd Meeting will be available at this site when the announcement is made.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Science Division and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) are honored to have been invited to bring groups of top young researchers to the 2012 meeting. The U.S. delegation consists of U.S. doctoral students whose current research at their universities is funded by one of the sponsoring agencies (DOE or NSF), Mars, Inc. who sponsors students under separate eligibility criteria or who attend an ORAU member institution. These students will travel to Lindau to participate in discussions with the Nobel Laureates, as well as other graduate students and junior researchers from around the world.
Transportation, lodging and registration expenses are arranged and paid for by the sponsoring agencies. Participants meet in Washington, D.C., for an orientation meeting and travel as a group to Germany. A student awardee will be committed to travel from June 26 or 27, 2013 until July 6 or 7, 2013. The final dates will be determined at a later date.
During the meeting, the Laureates lecture on the topics of their choice related to chemistry in the mornings and participate in less formal small group discussions with the students in the afternoons and some evenings.
In addition to this valuable interaction, the participants enjoy the picturesque island city of Lindau, which is located at the eastern end of Lake Constance, just north of the Swiss Alps. Located at the common border of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, the medieval city is rich in central European culture.
The program is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for DOE and NSF.