Speaker

Frances H. Arnold

Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at California Institute of Technology, USA

Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2018 for „for the directed evolution of enzymes.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Session: Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life

Yeka Aponte

Chief, Department of Neuronal Circuits and Behavior Unit, National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA

Yeka Aponte is currently chief of the Neuronal Circuits and Behavior Unit at Johns Hopkins University. Her laboratory uses a combination of optogenetics, chemogenetics, electrophysiology, two-photon fluorescence endomicroscopy, and behavioral assays to elucidate the neuronal mechanisms regulating the rewarding nature of food intake and drug abuse. She is a Lindau Alumna and attended the 2005 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

 Session: International Scientific Collaboration

Abhijit Banerjee

Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 2019 „for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Session: Corona: Devoloping-Country and International Perspectives

Barry C. Barish

California Institute of Technology, USA

Nobel Prize in Physics, 2017 for „for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Session: International Scientific Collaboration

Johannes Georg Bednorz

IBM Fellow Emeritus at IBM Research GmbH, Switzerland

Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, 1987 „for their important break-through in the discovery of superconductivity in ceramic materials.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Sessions: Starting Careers

Bruce A. Beutler

Director of the Center for the Genetics of Host Defense of UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2011 for „for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Session: Immunity

Elizabeth H. Blackburn

Professor Emeritus of Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at University of California, San Francisco, USA

Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, 2009 „for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Sessions: Women in Science, Lindau Guidelines

Rainer Blatt

Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Experimental Physics at University of Innsbruck, Austria

Rainer Blatt is Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, he is working at the Institute for Experimental Physics at the University of Innsbruck and at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Innsbruck. He is member of the board of the council for the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meetings.

Session: A New Measure: The Revolutionary Reform of the Metric System

Toby Brown

Department of Physics & Astronomy at McMaster University, USA

Toby Brown is an astrophysicist at McMaster University, where he is also PI of VERTICO, an ALMA Large Program that is mapping molecular gas in 51 Virgo Cluster galaxies. He is leading an international collaboration made up of 40 researchers from all over the world who are working to reveal the physical mechanisms that drive galaxy evolution in dense environments in brilliant detail. He was selected to participate in the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

 Session: International Scientific Collaboration

Levke Caesar

Postdoctoral researcher at the Earth System Analysis at the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research, Germany

Levke Cesar is postdoctoral researcher in the field of Earth System Analysis at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). She also attended last year’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting as young scientist.

 Session: International Scientific Collaboration

Martin Chalfie

Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, USA

Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2008 „for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Session: Lindau Guidelines

Steven Chu

Physics Department at Stanford University, USA

Nobel Prize in Physics, 1997 „for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Session: The Politics of Climate Change

Sir Angus Deaton

Professor Emitus at Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 2015 „for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Session: Inequalities and COVID-19

Peter A. Diamond

Department of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 2010 „for their analysis of markets with search frictions.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Session: Corona and the Economy: Mitigating the Crisis

Peter C. Doherty

Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne, Australia

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1996 for „for for their discoveries concerning the specificity of the cell mediated immune defence.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Sessions: Corona – The Role of Science in Times of Crisis

Esther Duflo

Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 2019 „for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Session: Corona: Devoloping-Country and International Perspectives

 

Fatima Enam

Postdoctoral fellow at School of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University, USA

Fatima Enam is a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. She was selected as young scientist for participation in the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. In her statement for the panel, she wrote: “Microbial factories are being increasingly used to reduce fossil fuel reliance and to improve the sustainability, efficiency and cost of chemical synthesis. Metabolic engineering of microbes has allowed us to synthesize a broad range of molecules. With the maturation of the field, metabolic engineering will become increasingly crucial in transitioning to a future where our current resources and feedstocks will be replaced by biosynthesis platforms.”

 Session: Green Chemistry – Green Fuels

Alice Fletcher-Etherington

Medical student at Cambridge Institute for Medical Research at Cambridge University, United Kingdom

Alice Fletcher-Etherington is a medical student at the University of Cambridge (UK), selected for participation in the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. Her lab team works on identifying a cell surface biomarker that is present early in disease and can be used to predict progression into severe disease, therefore allowing identification of patients who will benefit from early therapeutic intervention. She is also active in connecting students and science policy.

 Session: Corona – The Role of Science in Times of Crises

Edmond H. Fischer

Professor Emeritus of Department of Biochemistry at University of Washington, USA

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1992 „for their discoveries concerning reversible protein phosphorylation as a biological regulatory mechanism.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Sessions: A Scientist´s Life

David J. Gross

Chancellor’s Chair Professor of Theoretical Physics of Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Nobel Prize in Physics, 2004 „for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Sessions: International Scientific Collaboration

Serge Haroche

Professor Emeritus at Collège de France, France

Nobel Prize in Physics, 2012 „for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Sessions: Starting Careers

Jules A. Hoffmann

Molecular and Cellular Biology Institute at Université de Strasbourg, France

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2011 for „for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Sessions: Immunity

Bengt R. Holmström

Molecular and Cellular Biology Institute at Université de Strasbourg, France

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 2016 „for their contributions to contract theory.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Sessions: Corona and the Economy: Mitigating the Crisis

Novaira Junaid

Economics research at Punjab Economic Research Institute (PERI), Pakistan

Novaira Junaid is a young Economist selected for participation in the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences, currently working at the Punjab Economic Research Institute (PERI) in Pakistan. In her statement about the topic, she highlighted the importance of the stark individual choices regular citizens make, and which might be equally important than a government’s choices. This is particularly true for developing countries, where income levels barely hover above subsistence level. Their risky behaviors and the incentives people face matter a great deal – and those incentives in turn result in changes in economic consequences coming from COVID-19.

 Session: Corona and the Economy: Mitigating the Crisis

Tanmoy Laskar

Department of Physics at the University of Barth, United Kingdom

Tanmoy Laskar is a postdoc in the astrophysics group at the University of Bath. Concerning the Lindau Guidelines he focusses on inclusivity, diversity, equity, accessibility and accountability.

Session: Lindau Guidelines

Maria Leptin

Director of European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), Germany

Maria Leptin is director of the European Molecular Biology Organization. She works in developmental biology, with working groups at the EMBL and the University of Cologne. EMBO has more than 1.800 scientists as members, and seeks to help young scientists to advance their research, promote their international reputations and ensure their mobility.

 Session: Women in Science

Alaina G. Levine

President of Quantum Success Solutions, USA

Alaina is a university teacher, book author, consultant, and has vast knowledge in the field of young scientists’ careers. She has moderated several panel discussions in Lindau and certainly knows how to get the audience engaged.

 Session: Starting Careers

Michael Levitt

School of Medicine, Department of Structural Biology at Stanford University, USA

Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2013 for „for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Sessions: Corona – The Role of Science in Times of Crisis

Enrique Lin Shiao

Postdoctoral researcher at Doudna Lab at the University of California, Berkeley, USA

Enrique Lin Shiao is a postdoctoral research fellow at Jennifer Doudna’s Lab at UC Berkeley. He was also involved in organizing a pop-up COVID19 testing center in the US. He participated as a young scientist in the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2018.

 Session: Corona – The Role of Science in Times of Crisis

Karan Khemka

Director of Global Education Companies and Institutions, United Kingdom and Singapore

Karan Khemka has worked in in education & academic consulting for almost twenty years. He has attended many Lindau meetings and moderated several panel discussions.

 Session: Lindau Guidelines

Michael R. Kremer

Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, USA

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 2019 „for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Session: Corona: Devoloping-Country and International Perspectives

Brian Malow

Science Communicator, USA

Brian Malow sees himself as science comedian – we see him as a highly talented science communicator, who has excellent skills in getting people to explain (their) science. Brian has been involved in a number of Lindau Meetings, and his social media videos are always the ones getting the most and best response.

 Session: Communicating Climate Change

Hartmut Michel

Director of Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Germany

Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1988 „for the determination of the three-dimensional structure of a photosynthetic reaction centre.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Sessions: Green Chemistry – Green Fuel

Ruchira Mishra

Physics major at Department of Physical Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, India

Ruchira Mishra is a physics major at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research. She was selected to participate as excellent young scientist in the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. She also aspires to be an ambassador for women participation in science and encourage more girls to take up research as a career.

 Session: Women in Science

William E. Moerner

Department of Chemistry at Stanford University, USA

Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2014 „for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Sessions: Lindau Guidelines

Mario J. Molina

Centro Mario Molina para Estudios Estratégicos sobre Energía y Medio Ambiente A.C., Mexico

Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1995 „for their work in atmospheric chemistry, particularly concerning the formation and decomposition of ozone.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Sessions: Communicating Climate Change

Edvard I. Moser

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2014 „for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Sessions: My Brain & Me

Erwin Neher

Membranbiophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1991 „for their discoveries concerning the function of single ion channels in cells.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Sessions: My Brain & Me

Sir Konstantin Novoselov

Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the National University of Singapore, Singapore

Nobel Prize in Physics, 2010 „for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Sessions: International Scientific Collaboration

Ryoji Noyori

Center for Research and Development Strategy at Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan

Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2001 „for their work on chirally catalysed hydrogenation reactions.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Sessions: Green Chemistry – Green Fuels

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

Max Planck Institute for Development Biology, Germany

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1995 „for their discoveries concerning the genetic control of early embryonic development.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Sessions: Woman in Science

Kwadwo Owusu

Materials Science and Engineering at Wuhan University of Technology, China

Kwadwo Owusu is a PhD student at Wuhan University of Technology. He was selected as young scientist for participation in the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.The main focus of his research is building better electrochemical storage devices. As a battery scientist, he is interested in discussions on the development of low cost and sustainable energy storage systems, as well as the development of practicable devices.

 Session: Green Chemistry – Green Fuels

Saul Perlmutter

Department of Physics at the University of California, USA

Nobel Prize in Physics, 2011 for „for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Sessions: Corona – The Role of Science in Times of Crisis

William D. Philipps

Laser Cooling and Trapping Group at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA

Nobel Prize in Physics, 1997 for „for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Sessions: A New Measure: The Revolutionary Reform of the Metric System

Liubov Poshyvailo

Researcher at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research at Forschungszentrum Jülich

Liubov Poshyvailo is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences: Agrosphere (IBG-3) at the group of Integrated Modelling of Terrestrial System at Forschungszentrum Jülich. Immediately after the keynote given by Elizabeth Blackburn that started the Lindau Guidelines initiative, she was very interested in the project and how to support it. She is a Lindau Alumna and participated in the 2019 Lindau Meeting.

 Session: Lindau Guidelines

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

Structural Studies Division at MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom

Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2009 „for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Sessions: International Scientific Collaboration

Kailash Satyarthi

Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, India

Nobel Prize in Peace, 2014 „for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Sessions: The Impact of COVID-19 on Children

Robert Schlögl

Managing Director of the Department for Heterogeneous Reactions at Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Germany

Robert Schlögl is managing director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, heading the department for „Heterogeneous Reactions“. At the MPI, selected chemical reactions are studied, that all contribute to a de-fossilized energy system. For efficient energy research, the institute combines expertise in molecular, biological and interfacial catalysis.

 Session: Green Chemistry – Green Fuels

Brian P. Schmidt

Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University, Australia

Nobel Prize in Physics, 2011 for „for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Sessions: The Politics of Climate Change, Communicating Climate Change

Georg Schütte

General-Secretary of the Volkswagen Foundation, Germany

Georg Schütte is the newly appointed general-secretary of the Volkswagen Foundation, which is dedicated to the support of the humanities and social sciences as well as science and technology in research and higher education and is one of the largest foundations in Europe. The foundation has recently launched a new initiative to strengthen science communication. Before that, Georg Schütte served as State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education, where he  was particularly involved in the areas of research funding, European research policy, and international scientific cooperation. He also participated several times in the Lindau meetings.

Session: Communicating Climate Change

Amy Shepherd

Postdoctoral researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital, USA

Amy Shepherd studies the intersection between immunology and neuroscience, and is currently doing her postdoctoral research at the Boston Children’s Hospital. She is a Schmidt Science Fellow. Amy participated as a young scientists in the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting back in 2018, where she was also a panelist at the “Publish or Perish” debate.

Session: Starting Careers

Robert J. Shiller

Department of Economics at Yale University, USA

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 2013 „for their empirical analysis of asset prices.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Session: Corona and the Economy: Mitigating the Crisis

Magdalena Skipper

Editor in chief of Nature, United Kingdom

Magdalena Skipper is the Editor-in-Chief of Nature.

Session: The Politics of Climate Change

Adam Smith

Chief Scientific Officer of Nobel Media AB

Adam Smith is the Chief Science Officer of Nobel Media, the company organising the media outreach and activities of the Nobel Prize. He has attended numerous Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, and might have interviewed and discussed with more Nobel Laureates than anyone else.

Session: My Brain & Me

Wole Soyinka

Nigeria

Nobel Prize in Literature, 1986, Prize Motivation: „who in a wide cultural perspective and with poetic overtones fashions the drama of existence.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Session: A Time of Lethal Ambiguities


Lilian Tugume

Makerere University College of Health Sciences School of Medicine, Uganda

Lilian Tugume is a young scientist selected for participation in the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. She currently does her studies at Makerere University College of Health Sciences School of Medicine, Uganda. In her statement for this panel, she highlighted the lack of recognition of academic careers in sub-saharan Africa and the need for more support to found start-ups.

Session: Starting Careers

Jean Tirole

Honorary Chairman of Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), France

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, 2014 „for his analysis of market power and regulation.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Session: Corona and the Economy: Mitigating the Crisis

Cora Uhlemann

Lecturer at the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Cora Uhlemann is a Lecturer in Theoretical Cosmology at the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at Newcastle University (UK). She participated  as a young scientist in the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting for Physics in 2016. Together with Ulrike Böhm, she is running a facebook page for female physicists in Germany that highlights excellent women in physics from student to professor.

Session: Corona and the Economy: Women in Science

Romesh Vaitilingam

Media Consultant at Pira Consulting, United Kingdom

Romesh Vaitilingam is a writer and media consultant, and a member of the editorial board of Vox. He is the author of numerous articles and several successful books in economics, finance, business and public policy. He has been to several Lindau meetings, and also moderated various panel discussions.

Session: Corona and the Economy: Mitigating the Crisis

Jan-Martin Wiarda

Journalist & Freelance Writer, Germany

Jan-Martin Wiarda is a journalist and freelance writer in science and science policy. He regularly writes for many of the leading German newspapers. Previously, he was head of communications of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres.

Session: International Scientific Collaboration

M. Stanley Whittingham

Chemistry Department at Binghamton University (SUNY), USA

Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2019 „for the development of lithium-ion batteries.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Session: Batteries

Jurgen Willems

Professor Professor for Public Management and Governance, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Jurgen Willems is a professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He has participated in the 2017 Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences as a young economist. Among other topics, he has recently published a study about „COVID-19 Pandemic – Citizens’ Satisfaction with Crisis Measures and Communication.“

Session: Corona and the Economy: Mitigating the Crisis

Sir Gregory P. Winter

Fellow of Trinity College, United Kingdom

Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2018 „for the phage display of peptides and antibodies.“

CV: Lindau Mediatheque

Session: Immunity

Ingrid Wünning Tschol

Senior Vice President Future Issues and Foundation Development of Robert Bosch Stiftung, Germany

Ingrid Wünning Tschol is Senior Vice President of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. She is also initiator of the women network AcademiaNet, and has a wide experience regarding science systems and women in science in particular.

Session: Women in Science