Graduate Student Rana Mohamed Represents FSU Chemistry at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

On June 28th, Rana Mohamed—a graduate student in the Alabugin group—attended the 65th annual Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany. This year’s meeting included 65 Nobel Laureates as well as 650 undergraduates, PhD students, and postdoc researchers representing 89 different countries. Rana was one of 54 students from the United States selected to attend.

Lectures presented at the meeting covered topics like optical microscopy, the origin of elementary particles, and electron transfer theory. In addition to presenting on their Nobel Prize winning research, many of the Laureate’s lectures raised awareness of global-wide issues like feeding the ever-growing world population, ending child exploitation and supporting the universal right to education.

Student attendees spoke with Nobel laureates during panel discussions, meals, and coffee breaks. Below is a photo of Rana meeting Ei-ichi Negishi, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2010 for his work in palladium catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis.

The 65th Lindau meeting also marked a special occasion where all of the visiting Nobel Laureates agreed to sign the Mainau Declaration 2015, which acknowledges the threat of climate change and calls for the signatories to provide the best possible advice to address the issue.

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