Greg off to 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
JCU’s Dr Greg Boyle has been selected to take part in the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting taking place from 26 June to 1 July 2016, in Lindau, Germany.
Every year, 30-40 Nobel Laureates convene at Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists: undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world.
The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings foster the exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines.
Dr Boyle is one of only a few PhD students in Australia invited to attend.
Dr Boyle completed his PhD in physics last year under the guidance of Professor Ron White at JCU.
“My research has involved modelling the behavior of electrons, and their antimatter counterparts, positrons, as they move through gases and liquids,” he said.
“My research is theoretical in nature, but there are implications to medical imaging - Positron Emission Tomography - and also to the design of particle detectors, such as those looking evidence of dark matter.”
Professor White said the selection of invitees was a very competitive process, and the prestigious award would no doubt be a “wonderful opportunity and experience for Greg”.
The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings focus alternately on physiology and medicine, on physics, and on chemistry – the three natural science Nobel Prize disciplines. An interdisciplinary meeting revolving around all three natural sciences is held every five years. In addition, the Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences is held every three years.
The scientific programme of each Lindau Meeting is based on the principle of dialogue. The different sessions – lectures, discussions, master classes, and panel discussions – are designed to activate the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and experience between and among Nobel Laureates and young scientists.