Physics postgrads to attend 2016 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany

14 Mar 2016 - 11:45

Agnes Mbonyiryivuze and Greg Jackson.  Photo:  Gregor Leigh

Agnes Mbonyiryivuze and Greg Jackson, both postgraduate students in the Department of Physics have been selected to attend the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting in Germany in June 2016. 

The 66th meeting is dedicated to the field of Physics.  The opportunity to join the annual gathering of Nobel Laureates is provided exclusively to outstanding young scientists aged up to 35 years old.  

The commitment of Nobel Laureates to foster the exchange among scientists has been the mainstay of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings since their beginnings in 1951.  For young scientists it is a valuable opportunity to meet previous Nobel Laureate role models and mentors, to seek their advice, to exchange thoughts and views and to discuss current developments in science and beyond.

Agnes and Greg represent the emerging generation of leading scientists and researchers and by attending the meeting, will become part of a network of excellence.  As alumni of the Lindau Meetings, they will stay connected to one another and become ambassadors of the scientific dialogue fostered by the Lindau Meeting.