LINDAU, Germany:July 1 (Xinhua) — Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting, an annual forum for Nobel Laureates and young researchers, has launched an online media library containing video recordings of lectures given by Nobel Laureates, its organizer announced Sunday.
At the opening ceremony of the 62nd Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting, Countess Bettina Bernadotte, the meeting council president, invited public to experience the digital trove on their website.
The library, named Lindau Mediatheque, contains pictures, abstracts, CVs, as well as video recordings of lectures from Nobel Laureates who attended the Meetings annually held in Lindau, a small island town at German Bavarian resort Bodensee.
Up to date, 232 items of video, 244 pictures and 360 abstracts have been uploaded, covering 430 Nobel Laureates and Nobel prize disciplines of medicine and physiology, physics, chemistry, literature, peace and economic, with the earliest recorded in 1952, the latest on Sunday.
All of them could be viewed free. “The mediatheque is dedicated to preserving the intellectual legacy of Nobel Laureates, containing Lidau lectures from six decades and science history spanning more than 100 years,” said Bernadotte.
Since it was started in 1951, Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings have been focusing alternately on different disciplines. This year, the meeting is dedicated to physics. Topics include particle physics, cosmology, as well as energy and climate change. During the upcoming week, 27 Nobel Laureates will share with some 590 young researchers from 69 countries and regions their academic stories.
The meeting council said they plan to translate video of lectures in language other than English into English, in order for them to be accessible to a broad international audience. They also expect to extend the spectrum of language to make Spanish, Italian or Chinese included, with help of international academic partners.
Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings were origninated from an initiative of two Lindau city councilors and physicians Franz Karl Hein and Gustav Wilhelm Parade, and Count Lennart Bernadotte, a Swedish royal family member and landlord of Mainau Island in Bodensee.
The first meeting in 1951 was attended by seven Nobel Laureates from Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States and Germany. Since then, a total of 430 Nobel Laureates and about 25,000 young researchers have joined the Lindau dialogue. (Xinhua)