Online Sciathon 2020

The week before the Online Science Days 2020 #LINOSD, we’re inviting our Lindau Alumni, young scientist and young economist community to work together during our first Online #Sciathon (19 – 21 June 2020).

Find an overview of all Online Sciathon project groups here.

Online Sciathon Topics

Using the know-how and enthusiasm of the bright minds of our community, we want to contribute new views, perspectives or solutions to the following topics:


The Lindau Guidelines aim for an open, cooperative science community where data and knowledge are freely shared. The goals are ambitious, and implementation of these goals can be achieved through different methods.

Find the Lindau Guidelines here.

Communicating Climate Change

We saw a new way of scientific communication in response to the danger of COVID-19. What  ideas from this crisis can be adapted for the climate debate? How will scientists be able to show that the climate crisis is just as big a threat as the SARS-CoV-19 virus?

Find more information here.

After Corona

The first months of 2020 showed us how fragile our current economy is with respect to unexpected sudden crises. Is there a possibility or an actual need to remodel our current economic systems?

Find more information here.



Nobel Laureate Elizabeth H. Blackburn

The Lindau Guidelines 2020 are based on an initiative first introduced by Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn during the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting held in Lindau, Germany, in June 2018.  We are honoured to have her as the patron of the Online Sciathon 2020.

Learn more about her in our mediatheque.

Nobel Laureate Edmond H. Fischer

Nobel Laureate Edmond H. Fischer, who turned 100 years old earlier this year, is a vocal supporter and dear friend of the Lindau Meetings. We are honoured to have him as a patron of the Sciathon.

Learn more about him in our mediatheque.

Nobel Laureate Brian P. Schmidt

Nobel Laureate Brian P. Schmidt is one of the initiators of the 2015 Mainau Declaration on Climate Change and an outspoken supporter of the Lindau Guidelines. We are honoured to have him as a patron of the Sciathon.

Learn more about him in our mediatheque.

Online Sciathon Jury

15 jurors will decide which project groups will present their work during the Online Science Days to an audience of Nobel Laureates, Lindau Alumni, young scientists, young economists and guests. The jury is comprised of scientific chairpersons of the Council, scientists, journalists and friends of Lindau. (Image: Wolfgang Lubitz, Vice-President of the Council.)

Find the list of jurors here. 

Who Can Join the Sciathon?


Former young scientist or young economist participants of the Lindau Meetings can be part of a project group pitched by fellow alumni.

Young Scientists and Young Economists 2021

Young scientist or young economists of the 2021 Lindau Meetings can actively particpate in the Sciathon, 19 – 21 June 2021.



The results of the Sciathon will be made public after the event. 
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More About Us

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Once every year, around 30-40 Nobel Laureates convene in Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists: 600 undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings foster the exchange between scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines.

Online Science Days 2020

This year’s 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting and the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences had to be postponed. To bridge the gap, we will host the Online Science Days 2020. From 28 June – 1 July 2020, Nobel Laureates, Lindau Alumni and young scientists from the disciplines of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine as well as young economists will exchange their knowledge and ideas in online lectures and discussions.