Lake Constance in Germany, Kecko,

65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

5 March 2015

As an academic partner of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Foundation, Croucher Foundation has sponsored the participation of Hong Kong scientists each year since 2012.

672 young scientists from medicine, physics or chemistry backgrounds have been selected to participate in this year’s programme. They represent 88 countries, from great research giants like the US and Japan, to developing nations like Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. The increasingly international attendance is credited to the continuous expansion of the network of academic partner institutions.

The meeting also welcomes 70 participating laureates, three of whom were the joint recipients of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry; Germany’s Stefan Hell as well as America’s Eric Betzig and William E. Moerner. They, along with the other laureates, will be engaged in the panel discussions and lectures that have been set in store for the attending students, PhD candidates and post-docs.

The interdisplinary nature of the conference is adopted every five years and it brings together scientists of all three natural sciences that are Nobel Prize disciplines.

The scientific landscape of the future will be significantly more interdisiciplinarily organized than today because this is the only way we can succeed in dealing with the pending big challenges of mankind
Wolfgang Lubitz, director of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion and Vice-President of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

The results of participants who have successfully passed the multi-step international selection process have now been published. Around 200 academies of science, universities, foundations, and researching enterprises from over 50 countries contributed to the process.

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