This year’s meeting of Nobel Laureates was dedicated to Physics, as more than 25 Nobel Laureates gathered on the picturesque island of Lindau, ready to respond to the eager questions from early career scientists. Set on Lake Constance and running from 1st -6th July, the meeting provided a rare chance for selected young scientists to meet with Nobel Laureates for a gathering of plenary discussions and informal conversations. The extra bonus for this year’s attendees was that CERN announced the discovery of the Higgs Boson on Wednesday, allowing everyone to see first-hand the reaction of the physics Nobel laureates.
To capture the live tweeting around the talks and panel discussions, as well as the video and blog content, we have created Storify storyboards for each day. You can find Monday’s Storify here, Tuesday’s Storify here, Wednesday morning’s Storify here, Wednesday’s panel discussion here, Thursday’s here and Friday’s here.
The Lindau Nobel Community social media site, was the online home for the meeting and aggregated all of the Lindau coverage. The site includes the official Lindau blogs in English, German, Spanish and Chinese. as well as gathering all Twitter, Instagram and external blogging activities, eliminating the tiresome task of searching for up-to-date coverage. So if you wish to share in the experience and even watch the videos from last year, make sure you add the site to your bookmarks!
Throughout this year’s Lindau conference, we also provided some blogging coverage here on Of Schemes and Memes, linking out to all of the blogs, talks, discussions and Storifys collating the tweets surrounding the conference.
Video coverage and Higgs excitement
Interviews with Nobel Prize winners can’t fail to be interesting and over the last few weeks we have been bringing to your attention a collection of Nature Videos capturing some of these discussions, including a short clip of reactions to the Higgs Boson news from laureates at Lindau. Heather Gray, a researcher working on the ATLAS experiment at CERN, also made a video diary of the Higgs exciement at Lindau.
Video Diarist, Casey Schwartz, wanted to find out at Lindau whether scientists and researchers feel they have a responsibility to explain what they are working on? He asks, “Do scientists, as members of the society, have an obligation to communicate what they do more effectively to the non-scientific world?” You can watch Casey’s video below:
Nature Video have also been recording a series of short films capturing debates between some of the laureates and the young scientists. Stay tuned for more details about the new format for the Nature Videos from Lindau when they’re published later this year.
Nobel laureates also know how to dance
Lindau blogger, Juan García-Bellido, reports that another unique part of the conference (and a nice surprise for some) was the opportunity to admire the dancing skills of some of the Nobel Laureates – ending the conference on a real high!!
We hope that you have enjoyed this year’s coverage – do keep an eye on the Community site for final interviews and comments over the next few weeks. If you have any feedback please feel free to get in touch.