Three DOE CSGF Fellows to Attend 2012 International Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students
(February 27, 2012) — The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program and its sponsors are pleased to announce that fellows Robert Parrish, Amanda Peters Randles and Noah Reddell have been named to the U.S. delegation to the 62nd Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students taking place July 1-6, 2012 in Lindau, Germany.
The annual conference connects Nobel Prize winners with young researchers from all over the world as a way to transfer knowledge between generations and scientists. More than 20,000 doctoral student applications are submitted each year, and with less than three percent receiving an invitation to Lindau, this is truly an assembly of the scientific elite.
Amid the picturesque backdrop of an island city rich in central European culture, an estimated 30 Nobel Laureates and 550 young researchers will exchange ideas, discuss projects and build international networks as part of the 2012 gathering dedicated to physics. Daily agendas will consist of presentations, panel discussions, small group discussions, and joint dinners and lunches.
Parrish, a first-year fellow studying theoretical chemistry at Georgia Institute of Technology; Peters Randles, a second-year fellow studying applied physics at Harvard University; and Reddell, a third-year fellow studying computational plasma modeling for fusion energy at the University of Washington, were nominated through the Department of Energy. The three, along with the entire U.S. delegation, will meet in Washington, D.C. for an orientation and travel to Germany as a group.
Since its inaugural meeting in 1951, more than 20,000 young scientists from 80 countries have participated in this highly-regarded exchange of scientific information and best practices. For more information on the 62nd Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students, visit http://www.orau.org/lindau/past-meetings/2012/12participants-text.shtml.
Additionally, details regarding the U.S. sponsors of the program can be found at http://www.orau.org/lindau/.