Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
Scientific exchange, reflection, inspiration and networking
In 1951, the first Lindau Meeting was initiated to bring scientists and Nobel laureates together. The two Lindau physicians Franz Karl Hein and Gustav Wilhelm Parade brought the first meeting into being; with the help of Lennart Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg, who had excellent connections to Stockholm, they got seven Nobel laureates to participate in the first Lindau Meeting.
Since this first successful meeting, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings have been held annually and have evolved into an international forum serving the purposes of scientific exchange, reflection, inspiration and networking.
It was already in 1953 when the decision was made to invite students, doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers to participate in a joint dialogue. In addition to that, the Lindau Meetings on Economic Sciences have been held every three years since 2004.
The topics of the meetings alternate between the three Nobel Prize disciplines Physiology or Medicine, Physics and Chemistry.
Since 2016, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings have been supported by the Dieter Schwarz Foundation to use the chances provided by the exchange forum and initiate new scientific and economic concepts with qualified partners as well as strengthen the network into the scientific and economic community of the Heilbronn-Franken region. What is more, the foundation supports particularly talented future scientists by enabling them to participate in this special event. The Academic Dinner is among the annual programme highlights, which allows representatives of the Dieter Schwarz Foundation, junior researchers and Nobel laureates to enter into conversation in a relaxed environment.