Established in 1951, the Nobel Laureate Meeting at Lindau is an annual scientific conference held in Lindau, Germany. The mission of this global gathering is to foster the exchange of ideas among scientists of different generations working across multiple sectors. Each year, dozens of Nobel Laureates convene at Lindau to present to and interact with young researchers from all over the world. The meetings focus alternately on physiology and medicine, physics and chemistry. An interdisciplinary meeting focused on all three scientific disciplines is held every five years. The Lindau Meetings on Economic Sciences are held every three years.
Mars’ relationship with Lindau originated in 2007. In 2008, Pamela Mars, member of the Mars board of directors, was appointed to the Honorary Senate of the Lindau Foundation in recognition of Mars' history of scientific achievement.
Since 2010, Mars has hosted an annual Science Breakfast and panel discussion that brings together young researchers’ perspectives from all the scientific disciplines present at Lindau. Since 2009, Mars has sponsored the Noble Laureate Meetings at Lindau video series – a series of conversations between young researchers and Nobel prizewinners.
For the past five years, Mars has also sponsored the publication of Nature Outlook supplements featuring full-length articles and Q&As as an enduring record of the vivid exchange between Laureates and young scientists at Lindau.