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Chemnitz Physicists Travel to the 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

A celebration of scientific exchange: young scientists Maria Saladina and Fabian Samad will meet Physics Nobel Laureates in Lindau from June 30, 2024 onwards, and have the opportunity to network with other young scientists from around the world

For a week among Nobel Laureates: listening to lectures, discussing current topics, and making valuable contacts - Chemnitz doctoral students Maria Saladina and Fabian Samad will travel to Lake Constance at the end of June to participate in the 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting with 39 Nobel Laureates and 600 selected young scientists from over 90 countries. Taking place from June 30 to July 5, 2024, the event will focus on topics such as quantum physics, physics-based solutions for future energy supply, and artificial intelligence in physics.

Excited about the opportunity to participate in the prestigious 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Maria Saladina is eagerly anticipating a week among Nobel Prize winners in physics and chemistry. Maria works on advancing the understanding of loss mechanisms in organic solar cells in the group “Optics and Photonics of Condensed Matter” led by Prof. Carsten Deibel. While the realm of organic photovoltaics may not have boasted any Nobel laureates yet, Maria Saladina sees this unique opportunity as a chance to glean insights and fresh perspectives from fields divergent from her own. The prospect of engaging with luminaries who have made profound contributions to science, such as Reinhard Genzel, the Nobel laureate who famously revealed the existence of a black hole at the heart of our galaxy, is nothing short of exhilarating. Anticipating the opportunity to share insights and ideas, Maria Saladina is looking forward to contributing to the focus session dedicated to the energy challenge with a presentation of her own. “I expect that this gathering of brilliant minds will spark new ideas, foster invaluable connections, presenting a unique chance to broaden my horizons and contribute to the advancement of science in unexpected ways.”

Fabian Samad is pursuing his PhD in the “Magnetic Functional Materials” group under Prof. Olav Hellwig, where he works on ion beam manipulation of thin film magnetic systems with potential spintronic applications. Given the great prospects of spintronics for reducing the energy consumption of electronic devices, he is excited about the chance to present and discuss his research results in the "Next Gen Science" focus session like his colleague Maria Saladina. Fabian is sure that the week in Lindau is an outstanding opportunity for scientific exchange and the generation of new ideas, adding: "The Nobel laureates have broken through barriers in science, and it will be very interesting to discuss with them about past and current challenges in physics."

Background: How to get to the Nobel Laureate Meeting?

The total of 600 selected young researchers are among the most promising scientific talents in the field of physics and were nominated by science academies, universities, foundations, or international research institutions worldwide. Nearly 140 institutions were involved in the nomination process for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, as stated by the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

Further Information: https://www.lindau-nobel.org

Mario Steinebach

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