One of the goals of the Lindau conference is to facilitate dialogue between Nobel laureates and young scientists. The conference will consist of lectures by the Nobel laureates followed by panel discussions between the young scientists and laureates. There will be an exchange of ideas on basic research as well as applications in fields such as medicine, physics, chemistry and economics. It is great to see this atmosphere of exchange between the various generations and the encouragement to young scientists for the future. Personally, I am very excited to hear the talks and have the opportunity to ask Nobel laureates questions. I could use some recommendations on good questions to ask a Nobel laureate. Some questions I have thought of
- What was an assumption you or your field had that has turned out to be completely wrong?
- As a young researcher, how can we deal with the reality of daily failures and obstacles?
- What kind of fundamental research could lead to unexpected applications in daily life?