Huafan Zhang attends 70th Lindau Nobel Meeting

Huafan Zhang attends 70th Lindau Nobel Meeting

Each year, young scientists from around the world get the coveted opportunity to learn from Nobel laureates as part of the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Traditionally held in the small German town and island of Lindau, this year's 70th edition of the Lindau Meeting is taking place virtually, June 27-July 2, 2021, on account of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.​

Begun in 1951, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings bring researchers and laureates together to discuss the latest developments in the Nobel Prize natural science disciplines: physiology and medicine, physics, and chemistry.

Photonics Lab Ph.D. student, Huafan Zhang, is still deciding whether her future road will lead to academia or industry. She believes that the opportunity to participate in the virtual 70th Lindau Meeting and interact with laureates and peers will help answer many of her questions.

"I'm quite curious about their perspectives on interdisciplinary studies," said Zhang. "Some of the laureates have industrial backgrounds, while others, exclusively academic. I want to listen to their experiences."

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