Each year, the Nobel Laureates in science are invited to spend a week on Lake Constance area in Germany, meeting a selection of young, international scientists. This year, from 1 to 6 July, over 25 Nobel Laureates and almost 600 young researchers from across the globe will gather on the island of Lindau to brainstorm ideas, discuss projects and build international connections.
This will be the 62nd Lindau Meeting and it will be dedicated to physics.
What to expect this year
As we have done for the past two years, Nature is going to be covering this year’s Lindau Nobel Laureates meeting. For regular readers it may come as no surprise that throughout last year’s Lindau conference there was lots of blogging coverage on Of Schemes and Memes. This year is no exception and we intend to bring you a full week of Lindau coverage, linking out to all of the blogs, talks, discussions and tweets surrounding the conference. You can also follow the online conversation from the official Twitter account using @lindaunobel, or by following the #lnlm12 hashtag.
If you wish to reminisce, you can take a look at our coverage from 2010’s meeting. We started our build-up by rounding up all previous nature.com blogging content where people, science and culture behind the Nobel Prizes were discussed. There’s also a map of Lindau as part of our Science City maps series:
Click on each pintpoint to see a photo and read a description of the location.
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Lindau Nobel Community site
Last year there was a brand new Lindau Nobel Community site which collated all online Lindau coverage, serving as the event’s interactive home. The site included the official Lindau blogs in English, German, Spanish and Chinese, and gathered all Twitter, Flickr and external blogging activity, eliminating the tiresome task of searching the ether for up-to-date coverage. There was also an option to, “Ask a Nobel Laureate a question?” Last year’s questions and answers can be found here.
This year we have even more ways to partcipate as we re-launch an updated version of the site for 2012. As well as continuing to blog in English, German and Spanish, and aggregating tweets and external coverage, this year we’ll be pulling in Instagrams that use the #lnlm12 hashtag.
Don’t forget to add the site to your bookmarks and to review some of the blogging highlights from last year.
Blogging has begun!
The meeting commences in two weeks, but the blogging coverage has already got off to a flying start as team blogger, Beatrice Lugger, talks about what you can expect:
This year we expect such hot topics as: cosmology, particle physics, materials science and the field of energy. All who read along here are invited to comment on our posts and join the discussions.
Scientific American have also been publishing profiles of some of the young researchers attending this years Lindau meeting in their, “30 under 30″ series. Learn more about these young physicists and their accomplishments to date.
All information on the upcoming meeting are also available at the Lindau Mediatheque.
The preliminary version of the scientific programme is available for download as a PDF here.
Find a list of the participating Nobel Laureates here.