Physics, honoured at the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

08 October 2018

In 2018, 8 young researchers from Columbus member universities achieved their dream of meeting and sharing experiences for a week with Nobel Laureates at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings of Physiology/Medicine.


This year, thanks to the collaboration agreement between Columbus and the Lindau Nobel Meetings, your university will be able to nominate candidates to participate in the 2019 Meeting that will be dedicated to Physics and closely related disciplines.

Nobel Laureates in Physics will be invited to the 2019 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting to be held from 30 June to 5 July 2019. About 600 highly-talented young scientists will share during 5 days with around 35 Nobel Laureates and will participate in their lectures, panel discussions and small-size discussions sessions.

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These young participants will be recruited worldwide among (1) undergraduate students, (2) master and doctoral students and (3) young postdoctoral scientists in the field of Physics and closely related disciplines. The following standards and criteria have been defined for their selection:

All nominated participants shall:

  • show a genuine interest in science and research,
  • show a strong commitment to their principal field of studies and to interdisciplinary work,
  • receive strong support of their application by their academic advisor and/or by internationally renowned scientists, through a detailed letter of recommendation, which greatly influences the evaluation,
  • be fluent in English and capable of active participation in discussions,
  • belong to the top ten percent of their class,
  • not yet have a permanent position (scientists with permanent positions – in particular on the professor level – will in general not be admitted to the meeting),
  • not be older than 35 years of age,
  • not have participated in previous Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings,
  • deliver fully completed applications in their online profiles (NAPERS) on or before November 29, 2018 (all incomplete applications will not be considered) and commit themselves to being present for the full duration of the meeting.

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Once every year, about 30 Nobel Laureates convene at Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists: around 600 undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings foster the exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines.

Columbus has established an agreement with the Lindau Foundation to promote the participation of youth students/researchers from its member universities in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. The nomination of participants will be coordinated by Columbus, under the conditions and academic criteria of the Selection Panel of the Council of Lindau Meetings, described below. The university that presents the candidate must ensure that the candidate meets the defined standards and selection criteria.


Below this article you will find the Selection Criteria of this meeting. We invite you to circulate this information widely among executives and academics of the Physics Departments and Faculties in your university that could nominate candidates.


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