JCU physics student selected for Lindau Nobel laureate meeting
PhD candidate Gregory Boyle (pictured above) from JCU has been selected by the Australian Academy of Science to attend the 66th Lindau Nobel laureates meeting in Germany.
The meeting gives early career researchers across Physics, Physiology or Medicine and Chemistry a chance to meet Nobel Laureates in their field.
Greg said he finished his physics PhD under Profesor Ron White at JCU about mid-last year.
“My research is on how electrons and their antimatter counterparts, positrons, behave in different mediums, which has applications to medical imaging (particularly Positron Emission Tomography) and to high energy particle detection,” he said.
“There were 8 (I think!!) candidates chosen from Australia to attend the Lindau meeting, and I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of them.
“My travel and accommodation costs etc has been very kindly provided by the Australian Academy of Science and SIEF I am very excited to meet both the Noble Laureates in Lindau, as well as the other candidates from around the world, which may very well shape the path I follow in the near future.”
Once 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.
The 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.
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