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Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Foundation (Stiftung Lindauer Nobelpreisträgertagungen) was founded in 2000 on the initiative of 50 Nobel Laureates. The general purpose of the foundation is to promote science and research as well as related activities. In particular, the foundation's task is to ensure the continued existence and further development of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

Every summer, about 30 Nobel Prize winners gather in Lindau with 500-600 outstanding young scientists from all over the world at Lake Constance. Since its founding in 1951, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings have been promoting active communication between scientists of different generations, cultures and disciplines.

The sessions are alternately devoted to physiology and medicine, physics or chemistry - the three scientific Nobel Prize disciplines. Every five years, an interdisciplinary conference takes place combining the three natural sciences. Additionally, since 2004, the Lindau Conference of Economics has been held every three years. Students, doctoral and post-doctoral students under the age of 35 have the opportunity to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings as junior researchers. To participate they must complete a multi-stage application and selection process.

The Carl Zeiss Foundation has been involved as a sponsor of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings since 2011, especially in the expansion of the media library. In the context of this funding, the Carl Zeiss Foundation is contributing 600,000 euros to the Foundation's Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings between 2016-2019.