Nature Video presents four debates from the 2013 Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau
At this summer’s Lindau Meeting we focused on pressing world problems and how chemistry can help us to solve them. In four films, laureates and students clash over the future of energy production, grapple with drug development, discuss dwindling supplies of metal catalysts and debate science’s role in the developing world. Get a taster in this trailer.
The eager researchers come to the debates with big ideas and high hopes, while the laureates bring a healthy dose of experience. You can find out more in our first film, Fuelling controversy.
In our second film, we look at what role can science play in the developing world. In this film, Nobel Peace Prize winner José Ramos-Horta and Israeli Nobel laureate Dan Shechtman discuss the issue with young researchers from South Africa, India and the US.
Science and politics collide as the group grapple with funding problems, social responsibility and culture. The laureates emphasize that science alone is not enough; researchers must work with industry and government to solve the problems of the developing world.