This year the Nobel Laureate Meeting will take place in Lindau, Germany with one of our esteemed department members to be in attendance. Siyambonga Matshawule has been selected to attend the prestigious meeting. Its aim is to give STEM academics at undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral levels the opportunity to engage in dialogue with some of the world’s leading scientists.
The meeting will take place from 26th June to the 1st July later this year. It will see 30 Nobel Prize Laureates meet with young scientists, under the age of 35, selected from nations all over the world. The idea is to foster dialogue between emerging voices in the field and those who already have decades of experience and wisdom to share.
In preparation, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) hosted the selected eight at an event held in Pretoria for a two-day meeting between 10 and 11 May. Of the group, five were nominated by the Academy of Science of South Africa with the remaining three being selected through their application to the Lindau Foundation.