Twelve of Australia's brightest young scientists attended the 71st annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to the discipline of chemistry from 26 June to 1 July in Germany. This event is a highly prestigious annual gathering of Nobel Laureates and emerging scientists from around the world.
The Australian delegation was led by mathematician and Academy Fellow, Emeritus Professor Cheryl Prager. She was joined by renowned Australian quantum physicist and Academy Fellow, Emeritus Professor Hans Bachor.
The group joined 600 other young scientists from all over the world. The meetings provided an opportunity for the young scientists to share their research, experiences and ideas, and gain inspiration from fellow emerging scientists and Nobel Laureates. The Nobel Laureates shaped the scientific program, and the delegates were given the opportunity to find out more about both the professional and the personal side of the Laureates.
The Academy organised a Research Innovation Tour in Berlin the week before the Lindau meeting. The tour enabled the young researchers to visit the science museum FUTURIUM, laboratories at the Humboldt University and Technical University, and companies such as leading chemical company BASF to learn about research and industry links in Germany and network with counterpart German researchers.
The annual Lindau event is generously supported by the Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF). Seven researchers were selected by the Academy to attend the event this year. They were joined by five researchers who were selected in 2020 to attend the virtual 70th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting and were given the opportunity to participate in person at this year’s meeting.
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