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Media grants for cover of Nobel Laureates meeting

Verantwortlicher Autor: Jochen Raffelberg Lindau, 12.03.2019, 15:54 Uhr
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Lindau [ENA] Journalists interested in covering this summer’s gathering of Nobel Laureates and the next generation of leading scientists can apply for travel and accommodation grants for the 69th Lindau (Germany) meeting dedicated to physics. Organizers said application deadline for the 30 June – 05 July event is 01 April. 2018 Laureates Donna Strickland and Gérard Mourou and 39 other prizewinners had confirmed participation.

The Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings says it will compensate accommodation for up to five nights and transportation costs of grant recipients. They will meet the Nobel Laureates and some 600 international young scientists in the program to include lectures, panel discussions, Agora Talks, master classes and a poster session. In addition, there will be plenty of opportunities for informal exchange with the meeting participants on the fringes of the sessions at Inselhalle in Lindau as well as during the social events. Organizers can also arrange interview appointments with Nobel Laureates, young scientists and guests. Lindau is a town and island on the eastern side of Lake Constance (Bodensee in German) in Bavaria, Germany.

In accordance with the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics, one of the core topics in Lindau (#LINO19) is laser physics. Additional top themes include dark matter and the standard model of cosmology as well as gravitational waves. The French scientist Mourou and his Canadian colleague Strickland devised the technique of chirped-pulse amplification (CPA), which lies at the heart of most high-powered laser facilities in the world. According to the industry magazine Physics World practical applications of CPA include laser eye surgery and laser micromachining. The application for the travel grant is open to all journalists world-wide. (

Candidates must submit a letter of motivation, a CV listing their professional experience and current position and 2–3 samples of work in a single PDF file to Mr Gero von der Stein, Head of Communications, Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings ( Applicants will be notified of the results by mid-April. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings are jointly organized by its Council and Foundation. With its endowment, the Foundation is a mainstay of the financing of the Lindau meetings; it accepts private and business donations.

According to the Nobel organization, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 590 times to 935 people and organizations between 1901 and 2018. The Nobel Prize is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden, and based on the fortune of Alfred Nobel, Swedish inventor and entrepreneur. In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank established The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize. Each prize consists of a medal, a personal diploma, and a cash award.

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