Sigma Xi Student Members Chosen to Attend 2024 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

April 16, 2024


Lindau_Nobel_recipients_24RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC—Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is pleased to announce the selection of two student members to attend the 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to Physics. Katherine Kudla, a senior at Providence College and Collins Edet, a graduate student at Universiti Malaysia Perlis will attend the prestigious six-day event beginning June 30 in Lindau, Germany. They will be members of the meeting’s 2024 cohort of Young Scientists and represent the Society’s new academic partnership by serving as the inaugural Sigma Xi Lindau Meeting Fellows.

Following an extensive application and review process, Kudla and Edet were nominated by a Sigma Xi selection committee and chosen by the meeting’s scientific review panel. They will be part of the meeting’s elite body of student attendees, featuring 650 of the world’s most promising young scientists in Physics and related fields, representing over 90 countries.

The unique atmosphere of the Lindau Meeting provides the students an opportunity to connect with more than 30 Nobel Laureates in Physics. Additionally, students can contribute to the meeting by submitting their own research for presentation at the Next Gen Science and Scientific Exchange Among Young Scientists Sessions. This distinctive meeting component allows students to share their research with a preeminent audience, including the Nobel Laureates.

“I am both grateful and thrilled to have been selected as a Young Scientist for this year’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting,” said Kudla. “The opportunity to meet and learn from some of the brightest minds in the field is certain to be a life-changing experience. I am extremely thankful to Sigma Xi for this incredible opportunity, and I look forward to sharing my insights and experiences in the upcoming months!”

“I am highly honored,” added Edet. “This unique privilege to interact with the best brains in science aligns with my unending quest for knowledge and mentorship. The experience is certain to fortify my career development and ability to make a meaningful impact in the scientific community and beyond.”

As an academic partner of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, Sigma Xi invites students and early-career scientists to apply annually for nomination to the Young Scientist cohorts of future meetings. Applicants should be active members of Sigma Xi, be among the top five percent in their class, and meet additional posted criteria. The application portal will open in late summer of 2024 at Questions can be directed to

"Sigma Xi's academic partnership with the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings is another example of our efforts to recognize and promote research excellence worldwide,” said Sigma Xi Executive Director and CEO, Jamie Vernon. “We are thrilled to provide this opportunity to these outstanding Sigma Xi members to help advance their research careers."

About the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings: Since their foundation in 1951, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings have evolved into a unique international scientific forum. The annual meetings facilitate exchange between different generations, cultures, and disciplines. The meetings are alternately dedicated to the three Nobel Prize disciplines in the natural sciences: physics, chemistry, or physiology/medicine. An interdisciplinary meeting is held every five years, while the Lindau Meeting of Economic Sciences takes place every three years.  More than 35,000 students, PhD candidates and post-docs have taken part as Young Scientists.

More About Sigma Xi: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is the world’s largest multidisciplinary honor society for scientists and engineers. Its mission is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition. Sigma Xi chapters can be found at colleges and universities, government laboratories, and industry research centers around the world. More than 200 Nobel Prize winners have been members. The Society is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. On Twitter: @SigmaXiSociety