UKZN Students to Attend Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Three students from UKZN’s Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science have been selected to attend the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany in June 2015.
Miss Kenda Knowles, Miss Heather Prince and Miss Deveshnie Mudaly will be among 672 young scientists chosen from 89 countries and 70 Nobel Laureates at the 65th instalment of this annual scientific conference.
The young scientists are students and post-docs who excel in their studies and represent the fields of physics, physiology, medicine, chemistry and the economic sciences. In order to be selected as a young scientist, the students were nominated by a worldwide network of academic partners and thereafter took part in an international selection process.
The aim of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting is to allow students and Nobel laureates to share information and engage with each other. These meetings are made possible through the support of academic partners as well as the support of more than 270 Nobel Laureates.
The three UKZN students are extremely excited to have been selected and are looking forward to meeting other scientists. ‘It will be an amazing opportunity to learn from top scientists in different fields, including people who have played instrumental roles in major discoveries in astrophysics and cosmology,’ said masters student, Prince.