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Nobel Laureate Meeting 2009: Follow the Proceedings Online

2009-06-24 12:44
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Meeting Blog, Livestreams and Twitter Offer an Exciting Glimpse into Discussions on the Scene

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
June 28th - July 3rd
College & University Pressroom

LINDAU, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Only 580 selected young scientists from 67 countries will have an opportunity to meet personally with 23 Nobel Laureates at Lake Constance because only they have qualified in the international selection process as participants in the 59th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. From 28 June through 3 July, they will transform Lindau into the laboratory for the future of chemistry. Organizers of the meeting, together with their partners, will see to it that science enthusiasts worldwide can follow the goings-on at Lake Constance – virtually speaking, at any rate – from a front-row seat.

This year, the official meeting blog will be reporting from Lindau in two languages – German and English. With the support of Mars Incorporated, extensive reporting of the 59th Nobel Laureate Meeting will be available at www.scienceblogs.de/lindaunobel. Initial preliminary reports are already online.

An international team of eight bloggers will be blogging live during the meeting. In addition to reports on individual lectures and podium discussions, enriched with extensive video interviews with Nobel Laureates, the blogs will also document the unique atmosphere in Lindau. The bloggers will also be on hand when Nobel Laureates and young scientists meet in small groups for lunch or dinner or set out in boats together to Mainau Island.

The blog will appear on the German Scienceblogs page, and on the American mother page, www.scienceblogs.com. The page was established in January 2006 by the Seed Media Group and is the largest blogging community worldwide, consisting of more than 70 researchers and science journalists. ScienceBlogs.de joined the international community in early 2008. There are now 30 blogs active on the German platform.

As since 2007, most of the lectures, and both podium discussions at the 59th Nobel Laureate Meeting can be viewed as livestream feeds at www.lindau-nobel.de. Thanks to the support of the Free State of Bavaria and the Internationale Bodenseekonferenz [International Conference on Lake Constance], viewers can watch the lectures by the three Nobel Laureates in Chemistry for the year 2008. Following live feeds, the lectures will remain available for viewing on the website. The two podium discussions are likely to be of particular interest: On Tuesday, 30 June, discussion will turn to the role of chemistry for renewable energies. Then, on Friday, 3 July and also the final day of the Meeting, presenters will address themselves to the connection between climate change and sustainability – featuring, Nobel Laureates Mario Molina and Richard Schrock, the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Rajendra K. Pachauri, and author and political scientist Bjorn Lomborg, among others.

With a Twitter account of their own, which can be found at www.twitter.com/lindaunobel, the Nobel Laureate Meetings offer quick access to information on all aspects of this year's meeting. During the course of the meeting, participants and organizers will be providing exclusive insights as they communicate directly with the online community. With more than 200 followers to date, the Nobel Laureate Meetings have already established a devoted following eager to receive news from Lake Constance.

The 59th Meeting of Nobel Laureates at Lindau, from June 28th to July 3rd, 2009:
http://lindau-nobel.de/2009_Meeting_Chemistry.AxCMS?ActiveID=1338

Contacts

Lindau Meetings of Nobel Laureates
Communications
Christian Rapp, + 49 (0) 8382 277 3115