MAP student Lukas Müller participated in Nobel Laureate Meeting

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Lukas Müller during his presentation at the Next Gen Science Session. Image: Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

A once-in-a-lifetime memory at the most brilliant gathering of scientists

One week after the 71st Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to chemistry in Lindau (June 26th to July 1st 2022), I am still overwhelmed by the experience. Being among about 600 young scientists without tenure, who were invited to join the arguably most brilliant gathering of scientists in the field of chemistry is an honor that is hard to process. The efforts that were made to shape this event are beyond what I ever experienced. Having the state of Bavaria, the state of Baden-Württemberg or the whole United Kingdom inviting you for dinner to discuss the science, but also the global challenges, of today and tomorrow is truly a once-in-a-lifetime memory.


International Get-Together hosted by the United Kingdom. Image: Lukas Müller

However, I want to point out that among all the brilliant Nobel laureates, it were the other young scientists I met that stick to my mind the most. Being among 14 participants, who were allowed to present their research on stage, I am still delighted with all the awesome ideas and inspirations I got. Facing way too many challenges, I somehow still believe that this generation of scientists, my generation, is trying really hard to make this world a better place, even if just by the tiniest bit.





Grill and Chill venue at Lake Constance. Image: Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

I want to thank the German Federal Environmental Foundation for supporting me with a PhD scholarship to be able to do what I do. Also, I wouldn’t have had the chance to participate without the nomination by the Elite Network of Bavaria, which was offered to me as a MAP graduate. While MAP certainly enabled me to contribute to research at the highest level, it wouldn’t have been possible without the constant support by my mentors Prof. Marcus Halik (FAU) and Prof. Francesco Stellacci (EPFL, Switzerland) as well as all my other former supervisors. Thanks to all of you!

I can only encourage everyone to apply! Trust me, it’ll be a unique experience.



By MAP graduate Lukas Müller (Matriculation group 2018)


The whole MAP team is excited about this fabulous opportunity and experience of Lukas Müller. We congratulate him very much!

A longer report in German on Lukas Müller’s experience at the 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, as well as that of other FAU participants, can be found on the FAU website.

A video recording of Lukas Müller’s presentation is provided at the website of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. He will speak from 1:07:40 on.