Colorado State University Student Selected to Participate in 52nd Convention of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany

A Colorado State University student has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to attend the 52nd convention of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, July 1-5.

Bernadette Hernandez, a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at Colorado State, was chosen to attend the annual meeting as one of 27 outstanding research participants from American universities, national laboratories and other federal facilities funded by the DOE. Hernandez was selected because of her work at Colorado State researching properties of ferro electrics and her undergraduate work as an intern at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M.

"For me, this is like going to Hollywood," said Hernandez. "I get to see the superstars of chemistry."

Since 1951, Nobel Laureates in chemistry, physics and physiology/medicine meet annually in Lindau for informal and educational meetings with approximately 400 exceptional students and young researchers from around the world. The meetings rotate by discipline and this year’s event focuses on chemistry.

The purpose of the meeting is to allow participants to benefit from discussions with Laureates. Nobel Prize winners lecture on the chemistry-related topics during morning sessions and participate in informal roundtable talks with students in the afternoons. Laureates also join small groups of participants for casual dinner discussions.

A Web site has been set up to post daily information while students are in Lindau for the conference. Each day, photos and a summary of events will be posted at Additional convention information, including a program overview and a list of participants, can be found online at