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.
In our first film, former US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu injects reality into a debate about biofuels with his inside knowledge of science policy and economics.
In the next three films, laureates and researchers consider the best way to develop new drugs, worry about dwindling supplies of rare metal catalysts and draw on their own experiences to debate science’s role in the developing world, so stay tuned.