The Lindau Institutions


The Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings organise the annual meetings on an honorary basis. Read more...

Annual Reports


Every year the Council and the Foundation publish an Annual Report which provides an in-depth overview of all activities. Read more...

General Information

for Academic Partners

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings interact closely with a global network of academic partners to identify highly-talented young scientists and to nominate them for participation. Partners include national academies of sciences, ministries, research institutions, top-ranking universities, foundations and international scientific organisations. Thanks to the Bank for International Settlements, Central Banks in more than 50 countries are involved as academic partners and corporate with meetings on economic sciences. 


These institutions which coordinate with the Council and the Foundation, organise the first stage of the selection process for young researchers. Best talents submit their applications for selection to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Based on the selection criteria laid down by the Council for each meeting, the committees of the academic partners initially decide whether applicants are to be permitted to register in the web-based database and thus – as the second stage of the selection process – be put forward to the Council's review panel. The final decision is taken by this panel.


The international network of partners is continuously expanding. Renowned institutions in the fields of science and research conclude co-operation agreements with the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. In the past few years, a series of memoranda of understanding have been signed with institutions from countries including Austria, Japan, the Principality of Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Siwtzerland and Thailand.  


Here are some impression of the 62nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, held from 1 - 6 July 2012,  and which was dedicated to Physics.

Here are some impression of the 62nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, held 1 - 6 July 2012, dedicated to physics.

Many of the characteristics of the Nobel Prize are well reflected in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. They are very much in the spirit of Alfred Nobel, in the sense that there is this drive to encourage scientific progress.
Lars Heikensten, Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation

The Nobel Laureates and young researchers who met in Lindau in 2012 came from all over the world, but they had one thing in common: physics. Nature filmed five debates on issues that matter to the current generation of researchers. Is dark matter real? How can we solve the looming energy crisis? How is physics perceived by the public? Watch the trailer for a taste of the discussions and disagreements that emerged, and view the whole collection here.