The final day of this year’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting involved the customary boat trip to Isle of Mainau, where this year the closing panel discussion focused on, “The Future of Energy Supply and Storage.”
To capture the live tweeting around these sessions, as well as video and blog content, we have created a Storify storyboard. Do check back as we’ll be updating it as more coverage is published. You can find Monday’s Storify here, Tuesday’s Storify here, Wednesday morning’s Storify here, Wednesday’s panel discussion here and Thursday’s here.
You can also find the Storifys mirrored on the official Lindau Nobel Community site.
Below is a short summary of the latest blogging coverage over at the Lindau Nobel Community site, but make sure you keep an eye on the English blog for more news, interviews and opinion pieces.
The Higgs – so what? It’s not like this was unexpected. But the Lindau meeting is a good place to get many different perspectives on the new discovery: watching the CERN press conference, attending Lindau’s own press conference with Carlo Rubbia, David Gross and Martinus Veltman, listening to the discussion of those three with George Smoot (moderated by CERN’s Felicitas Pauss), or just talking to the young researchers (a number of which work on the CMS and ATLAS experiments; additional thanks to Albrecht Wagner and Juan García-Bellido for answering some of my remaining questions).
It was quite impressive to see the quality of the presentations and the professional attitude of these young researchers. I know they are selected among the best of the best to come to Lindau, but I’m used to hearing good talks from young people at international conferences and had never seen anything like it. The six students, all working on their doctoral thesis, made a flawless presentation, focused, enjoyable and very comprehensive, absolutely timed – almost chronometrized – in many different subjects, from the recent conclusive results from Daya Bay on the mixing angle between the first and third generation of neutrinos, to the details of the detection of the Higgs at the LHC (ATLAS), through a new proposal to search for CP violation in the electric dipole moment of the deuteron, and the importance of asymmetries in some decay channels of colliders to study the Flavor Problem in the Standard Model and the search for New Physics. It was certainly a lesson in mastery.
The Nature Video team have put together a short clip of reactions to the Higgs Boson news from laureates at Lindau: