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At Lindau Meeting, Women Outnumber Men

Nobel laureate Walter Kohn

Nobel laureate Walter Kohn chatting with young scientists at this year’s Lindau meeting.

Credit: Rolf Schultes/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting ranks among the world’s most prestigious scientific confabs. This year—the 64th such meeting—some 4000 young scientists applied for one of 600 opportunities to interact with and learn from each other and dozens of Nobel laureates.

This year’s gathering, which concentrated on medical sciences and ended on 4 July, marked a first: More women than men won those coveted places, as Christine Gorman reports at Scientific American.