Patrick Harrington invited to Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

21 U.S. doctoral students were chosen to attend 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting from June 30 to July 5 at the Inselhalle in Lindau, Germany.

The 21 U.S. participants will be among 580 young scientists from more than 88 countries around the world who will have the opportunity to meet and interact with 39 Nobel Laureates. Washington University physics graduate student, Patrick Harrington, is being funded by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).

During the five-day meeting period, students will have the opportunity to attend lectures given by the Laureates and to participate in informal discussions regarding meeting topics while networking with international students in the field of physics. Since 1951, Nobel Laureates have annually convened in Lindau to have open and informal meetings with students and researchers from around the world.

“The Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings provide young researchers the opportunity to engage in meaningful and intellectual dialogue with experts in their chosen disciplines about cutting-edge research developments,” said Jennifer Callais, who manages the program for ORAU. “During the meeting, young scientists build relationships and professional networks for future collaborations. This unique experience is invaluable to students.”

Students invited to attend the meeting must first pass a competitive application and selection process managed by ORAU in conjunction with the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

Patrick said, "I am especially excited to meet Nobel Laureates Serge Haroche and David Wineland who together authored "Exploring the Quantum," a book that was my very first foray into experimental quantum mechanics. As quantum information sciences have much promise and unknown potential for new technologies, I hope to gain a deeper understanding of how Haroche and Wineland identify challenges and conceptualize progress, both in academic research and for applications with quantum devices."