Three GYA nominees took part in the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, dedicated to physics, from 30 June–5 July 2019. 39 Nobel Laureates met with over 500 young scientists from around the world for a week of inspiring talks and networking. The key topics of the meeting were dark matter and cosmology as well as laser physics and gravitational waves.

GYA member Bartlomiej Kolodziejczyk said of the meeting:

“Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings provided me with a unique opportunity to meet and learn from some of the best scientists, as well as interact with like-minded young researchers. You can come to Lindau twice. First time as a ‘young scientist’ and the second time as Nobel Laureate. I am looking forward to my second visit.”

Impressions from Michael Backes: 

“Attending the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. With 580 young scientists (physicists in this year) from 89 countries, these Lindau meetings bring together such a diverse group of young scientists as one usually only finds at GYA AGMs – not forgetting to mention the 40 Nobel Laureates attending! Meeting with 40 of the greatest scientists in all fields of physics, exchanging ideas and learning from their vast experience was insightful and inspiring beyond any measure.”

GYA members Michael Backes and Bartlomiej Kolodziejczyk at the 2019 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
GYA members Michael Backes and Bartlomiej Kolodziejczyk at the 2019 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Young scientist and GYA nominee Caner Değer’s experience is described here:

“It was a great opportunity for me to listen the experiences of Nobel laureates about their scientific career and life. They, as role models for young scientists, not only educated us about their topics which bring the Nobel prize to them, but also inspired us by telling their cutting-edge researches. I have also found a chance to represent and discuss my studies with 2007 Nobel Physics Laureate, Albert Fert, who is one of the pioneers of my research topic. Moreover, it was a one-time opportunity to meet with 39 Nobel laureates in a week.
Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting also provided a cozy atmosphere for 580 attendees from 89 countries to meet with each other. The attendees and laureates have been connected by both of the scientific talks and social events. One final thing, the meeting would not be so memorable as it is now without the magical ambient of Lindau island.
I would like to use this opportunity to thank to Global Young Academy which have supported and helped me for my attendance to the meeting.”