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.


Top Image: Nobel laureate Walter Kohn chatting with young scientists at a Lindau meeting. CREDIT: Rolf Schultes/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

Beryl Lieff Benderly writes from Washington, D.C.