Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Each year the Lindau Foundation organises a six-day meeting that brings together thirty Nobel laureates and five hundred outstanding young scientists from more than fifty countries. The Academy selects the participating scientists from the Netherlands.

The meetings are dedicated alternately to chemistry, to physics, and to medicine/physiology. Every five years the meeting is interdisciplinary in nature. Meetings focusing on the economic sciences have taken place every three years since 2004. The Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings began organising events in 1951. The Academy has participated since 2008.

The programme includes lectures by Nobel laureates, plenary discussions, and workshops. The social programme is another important aspect. The meetings help build international networks and inspire younger generations of scientists to excel in their fields.

The 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting will take place from 25 to 30 June 2017 and will be dedicated to chemistry.

The 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences will take place from 22 to 26 August 2017.


Alternately chemistry, physics, physiology/medicine, economic sciences

Who is it for?

In 2017: promising young scientists in the fields of chemistry and economic sciences

Nomination and award


Nominations in the field of chemistry are not being accepted at this time.

Economic Sciences

Nominations for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in the field of economic sciences are now open. Dutch universities, research institutes and full professors may nominate up to two candidates. Nominations should include a letter of recommendation and the candidate’s curriculum vitae.

Please indicate whether your candidate is:

  • an undergraduate student
  • a Master’s/PhD student, or 
  • a postdoctoral researcher. 

Nominations in the field of economic sciences must be submitted no later than 1 December 2016.