Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates Featured in Physics Today


The August 2004 issue of Physics Today includes a two-page feature article on the 54th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, written by the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Stephen G. Benka. The article points out the international character of the meeting (“The United Nations of Lindau”), noting that it provides a setting for students to initiate friendships across national boundaries. Several students note that the meeting gave an opportunity to discuss science and issues such as ethics in science informally with the Nobel laureates. In all sixteen Nobel laureates and more than 550 students from 21 countries attended this year’s meeting. The Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and Oak Ridge Associated Universities are credited with sponsorship of the American student delegation.