Submitted by: Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
Posted: Jun 29, 2007 – 10:01 AM EST
Jun. 29 /CSRwire/ - LINDAU, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 29, 2007--Countess Sonja Bernadotte, President of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, is to present the Lennart-Bernadotte-Medaille to Michael Sohlman. The director of the Nobel Foundation is being honoured for his services to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. The award ceremony will be taking place on July 1st, 2007 in Lindau during the opening ceremony of the 57th Meeting of Nobel Laureates.
"Over the past years, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings have developed into a platform for the dialogue between Nobel Laureates and young scientists of tomorrow from all over the world. As director of the Nobel Foundation, Michael Sohlman has always benevolently accompanied the work of the Council. The awarding of the Lennart-Bernadotte-Medaille is an expression of our thanks for this mutual confidence," says Countess Sonja Bernadotte.
The Lennart-Bernadotte-Medaille is named after the spiritus rector of the Nobel Laureate Meetings, Count Lennart Bernadotte (1909-2004). It has been awarded since 2002. Holders include the former Mayor of Lindau and, for many years, vice-president of the Council, Josef Steurer, the Nobel Laureates Professor Ernst Otto Fischer and Professor Willis Eugene Lamb, as well as Baron Stig Ramel, Michael Sohlman's predecessor as director of the Nobel Foundation.
The annual Meetings of Nobel Laureates in Lindau are organised by the Council for the Meetings of Nobel Laureates in Lindau under the presidency of Countess Sonja Bernadotte (Isle of Mainau). The Foundation Lindau Nobelprizewinners Meetings at Lake Constance, whose Founders' Assembly includes 169 Nobel Laureates, supports the Meetings. The natural-scientific Meetings of Nobel Laureates in Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine and in Physics have been held since 1951. Since 2004, the holders of the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, have also held biannual meetings on Lake Constance.
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