UiT Researcher Invited to Prestigious Conference for Nobel Prize Winners

Elisabeth Wetzer, an associate professor at UiT, has been invited to participate in the exclusive Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. "A great honor," says Wetzer.

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"A great honor," says Associate Professor Elisabeth Wetzer about the opportunity to participate in this year's Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Foto: Peter Waites
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Publisert: 26.03.24 09:47 Oppdatert: 26.03.24 09:59
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The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings gather 650 researchers and up to 30 Nobel Prize winners from around the world to share knowledge and experiences across generations, cultures, and disciplines. The invitation process has particularly stringent requirements for academic and research quality.

Among those invited is Wetzer, who is part of the Machine Learning Research Group at UiT and the Center for Research-Based Innovation, Visual Intelligence.

Large gathering for Nobel Prize winners

The conference is one of the largest gathering places for Nobel Prize winners following the annual Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm. This year's conference is being held for the 73rd time from June 30 to July 5 in the German city of Lindau. Wetzer says she is very grateful for what she describes as a great honor.

Panel discussion during last year's 72nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. Foto: Christian Flemming/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

"It's a unique and wonderful opportunity for me to take part in this gathering and meet so many talented and committed researchers from all over the world. Such a forum is perfect for discussing major global challenges together," says Wetzer.

Internationally Recognized Conference

The Lindau conference is described as a unique, exclusive, and internationally recognized research conference, which provides young researchers the opportunity to discuss with some of the most prominent and influential figures in their fields.

Each year, the Lindau conference rotates between three different research themes: physics, which is this year's theme, medicine, and chemistry. This year's program will address, among other things, solutions for the future energy supply, the potential and impact of artificial intelligence, and a broader discussion about fundamental and applied research in quantum physics.

A Major Recognition

With the invitation, Wetzer gets the opportunity to join the Lindau Alumni Network: an exclusive international research network where former Lindau participants can exchange thoughts and ideas with each other.

Professor and Center Director Robert Jenssen. Foto: Jonatan Ottesen
As of this writing, there are about 30 researchers in Norway who are part of the network. UiT professor Robert Jenssen, who is the center director at Visual Intelligence, congratulates Wetzer on her invitation to the Lindau conference, describing it as a major recognition.

"We are very proud that Elisabeth was invited to this year's Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. It is greatly beneficial for our research environment and center, and not least for Elisabeth, that she now becomes part of a unique environment for young researchers," Jenssen says.

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