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Laureate Forums for Students

Lindau and Heidelberg Laureate programs provide international connections

Two annual gatherings offer lifetime opportunities for high-achieving students to interact with laureates of some of the most prestigious prizes in science, mathematics, and computer science.

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Students and young researchers participate in open and informal meetings with Nobel Laureates in chemistry, physics and physiology/medicine at the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany. The Laureates lecture on the topic of their choice in the mornings, and then meet with students in less formal, small-group discussions during the afternoons and some evenings. Imagine interacting with recipients of the most prestigious prize in science while enjoying the picturesque island city of Lindau, located just north of the Swiss Alps at the common border of Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

Students and young researchers are nominated and selected by the sponsoring agencies and organizations of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. For information on becoming nominated by ORAU, contact your ORAU Councilor. To learn more, visit www.orau.org/lindau/.

Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Two hundred high-achieving graduate and postdoctoral students from around the world descend on Heidelberg, Germany every years to meet the Laureates of some of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics and computer science: the Abel Prize, the Fields Medal, the Turing Award and the Nevanlinna Prize. The Heidelberg Laureate Forum gives students the opportunity to interact with laureates in small-group discussions following plenary lectures. The meeting provides tremendous opportunities for connection between young researchers and future collaborators.

The American delegation is supported by the National Science Foundation and ORAU, with the delegation program administered by ORAU. For information on becoming nominated by ORAU, contact your ORAU Councilor. To learn more, visit www.orau.org/hlf.

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    Since 1951, Nobel Laureates in chemistry, physics, and physiology/medicine convene annually in Lindau, Germany, to have open and informal meetings with students and young researchers. 

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    Students and young researchers are nominated and selected by several sponsoring agencies and organizations.

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    These students will travel to Lindau to participate in discussions with the Nobel Laureates, as well as other graduate students and junior researchers from around the world.

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    In addition to this valuable interaction, the participants enjoy the picturesque island city of Lindau, which is located at the eastern end of Lake Constance, just north of the Swiss Alps. 

Contact us

For questions about the nomination process for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting or the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, contact Michelle Goodson at 865.241.5861 or michelle.goodson@orau.org.