Turiansky, Mark
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Dr. Mark Turiansky, one of Young UC scientists, selected to attend International Nobel laureate meeting


Young UC scientists selected as fellows to prestigious Nobel laureate meeting

April 8, 2024
UC Newsroom

The University of California (April 8) announced its fifth class of UC President’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Fellows, 27 highly accomplished young scientists awarded the opportunity to join Nobel laureates from around the globe at the 2024 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany.

“We are thrilled to provide some of the University’s most promising scientists the opportunity to attend this one-of-a-kind scholarly summit,” said UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D. “Promoting innovation and discovery, and fostering international collaboration, are foundational to the University of California’s mission of teaching, research and public service.”

The fellows program, begun in 2019, is funded by UC Investments and UC’s national laboratories to allow a select group of UC doctoral and postdoctoral students to attend the annual event. Now in its 73rd year, the summit will be held June 30–July 5, 2024, this year with a focus on physics.

Since 1951, more than 35,000 students, Ph.D. candidates and postdocs have taken part in the highly competitive program, which brings together different generations, scientific disciplines, and national cultures. With this year, the UC President’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Fellows now number 100 from the 10 UC campuses and 30 from the UC-affiliated national laboratories.

The diverse group of UC fellows were nominated by UC faculty and chosen after submitting an essay, letters of recommendation, an evaluation of their research accomplishments, and approval by the Lindau meetings organization in Germany. A UC work group that included two Nobel Prize laureates narrowed down the candidates, who were then approved by Drake, Bachher and Yu.

This year’s fellows from UC campuses for the physics meetings included Mark Turiansky, UC Santa Barbara. 

The Nobel laureates and invitees take a boat to Mainau as part of the conference on June 29, 2023, in Lindau, Germany.