Science and progress go hand in hand

Lindau, Germany, June 2/PRNewswire/ --

47 Nobel Laureates and members of tomorrow's academic elite from 56 nations set to gather for Lindau forum

The Committee for Meetings of Nobel Laureates in Lindau is expecting 47 Nobel Laureates to attend the forum in late June at Bodensee (Lake Constance). Past Nobel Laureates in chemistry, medicine and physics will be gathering again in this Year of Einstein for the first time in five years. Three 2004 Nobel Laureates have agreed to attend and give lectures in Lindau, where they will rub elbows with 650 outstanding young researchers from 56 nations. "Lindau is on the way to becoming Europe's most important internationally oriented forum for tomorrow's elite scientists," noted Committee member and spokesperson Thomas Ellerbeck.

All of the highly talented young researchers who will be attending the meeting underwent an exhaustive vetting procedure after being nominated by universities and international scientific organizations on the basis of rigorous criteria. "You can't have progress without research and innovation, and science needs financial backing. That's what makes the Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau an exemplar of efficacious synergy between the realms of science, business, foundations and government," Ellerbeck added.

Past Nobel Laureates have clearly demonstrated how important they feel this meeting in Germany is. The patrons' assembly of the Lindau Foundation for Nobel Prize Winners Meetings at Lake Constance (the Foundation was established in 2000) counts 132 Nobel prize winners among its membership. In addition to the German federal government, the European Commission, the Internationale Bodensee Konferenz (IBK, International Bodensee Conference), and the states of Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemberg, growing numbers of foundations and corporations are becoming sponsors of the Meetings of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, which are a preeminent forum for dialogue between the scientific and business communities.

Partners of the Lindau meetings include Deutsche Telekom Stiftung (German Telecom Foundation), Klaus Tschira Stiftung (Klaus Tschira Foundation), Lufthansa as the event's Official Carrier, BMW, VDI, Hewlett-Packard, Porsche, the Swiss pharmaceutical concern Novartis, Verein der Bayerischen Chemischen Industrie (Bavarian Chemical Industry Association), Sudwestmetall Baden-Wurttemberg (Southwest Metal of Baden-Wurttemberg), the U.S. Department of Energy, Robert Bosch Stiftung (Robert Bosch Foundation, a newcomer in 2005), Audi, SAP and Siemens.



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