Four CoC students selected to attend prestigious Nobel Laureate meeting

June 3, 2013

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College of Chemistry graduate students Sarika Goel, David Limmer, Karthish Manthiram and David Spiciarich will travel to Lindau, Germany, a small island city on Lake Constance in the southern state of Bavaria, for the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

From June 30 to July 5, they will congregate with 35 Nobel Laureates and more than 600 other students from 80 different countries to exchange knowledge and ideas. The focus of the 2013 Lindau Meeting is chemistry. Central topics will be green chemistry, chemical energy conversion and storage, and biochemical processes and structures.

The Lindau Meeting provides a unique opportunity for researchers to share their enthusiasm for science and to establish new contacts. Lectures by the Nobel Laureates and intimate rounds of discussions will offer science of the highest caliber in an unconstrained atmosphere.

The special character of the Lindau Meetings – “the spirit of Lindau” – is shaped by the fact that the Nobel Laureates can freely choose the topics of their lectures, which range from retrospective to current cutting-edge. The Laureates hold these lectures in the mornings during the conference. The afternoons are reserved for discussions among the Laureates and the young scientists.

CBE grad students Goel and Manthiram are members of Enrique Iglesia’s and Paul Alivisatos’ research groups, respectively. Limmer and Spiciarich, who are chemistry graduate students, are members of the research groups of chemists David Chandler and Carolyn Bertozzi, respectively. Says Goel, “I am honored to have been selected to attend the Lindau Meeting and looking forward to interacting with Nobel Laureates in person and having exciting discussions about science.”