44 young Indian scientists hear 39 Nobel laureates in Germany

Seeking fresh perspectives about research and innovation, as many as 44 next-generation Indian scientists have gathered here on the banks of the Lake Constance for extensive discussions with 39 Nobel Laureates from around the world and share their vision.

The select group is a part of the 580 young scientist contingent from 89 countries attending the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting which officially opened on Sunday at this Bavarian Island.

The eminent speakers called on the next generation of scientists to play an active role in shaping societal developments.

The meeting, being attending by 44 young Indian scientists associated with several research institutes in India and abroad, offers a lifetime opportunity to them to closely interact with Nobel Laureates from their discipline over seven days.

This year’s meeting dedicated to physics, with laser physics being the core topic, in keeping with the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Other topics include dark matter and gravitational waves, which were first detected in 2016.

“Selection to this meeting was a dream come true for me as it is a lifetime opportunity to interact with the peers in my own research area and learn from all the Nobel Laureates,” Megha Jain, who is pursuing PhD in material sciences from Patiala University in Punjab told PTI on the sidelines of the event.

“I knew about this meeting ever since I was in my masters, and have been trying to be in this august gathering for the past seven years and finally it feels great to be here,” Aditi Toshniwal, who pursued her PhD from National Institute of Technology ( NIT) Surat in Gujarat, said.

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