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 Science in the developing world and in our third film Industry’s rare resources.
In our final film, the focus is drug discovery. Three researchers challenge the structural approach and propose alternative ways to find drugs; some cutting edge, such as computation, and some ancient, such as searching for chemicals deep in the rain forest. What is the best way forward? Or is a combination of techniques the most promising approach?
The sponsored Nature Outlook, Chemistry Masterclass, published today and is available free online for six months.
Following on from the final Lindau video, the latest Nature Outlook: Chemistry Masterclass uses the 2013 Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting as a basis to explore some of the most pressing issues in chemistry, presenting the perspectives of Nobel laureates as well as the young researchers aiming to emulate their success.
The Outlook supplement has Q&As with Nobel laureates Gerhard Ertl, Robert Grubbs, Richard Schrock and Dan Shechtman on subjects such as catalysts, new drug discovery and the fuels of the future. Check out and join the online conversation using #outlookchem.