Three young researchers from Liechtenstein are participating in this year’s Nobel Laureate Meeting. They went up against tough competition to showcase their research work to the Nobel Prize Winners.

This year’s 69th Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau am Bodensee is dedicated to physics, according to a statement from the University of Liechtenstein. Alongside the 39 laureates, around 600 talented young researchers from across the world are participating. They competed in a “very competitive selection process” for the opportunity to showcase their research work at the meeting.   

Young researchers from Liechtenstein have qualified to attend the meeting for the past ten years. This year too, three young scientists from the country secured a ticket for the Nobel Laureate Meeting. Last Friday, they also presented their work during an event at the University of Liechtenstein. 

Franziska Strasser, a doctoral student at the Medical University of Innsbruck, journeyed to Lindau to present her work on optical tweezers, which analyze and manipulate tiny components using highly complex laser technology. David Hälg, a physics student at the ETH Zurich, is working on developments for magnetic resonance force microscopy. Using the technology, he will depict living cells three-dimensionally in Lindau. The research conducted by Liechtenstein physicist Reto Trappitsch at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (USA) is looking at the formation of chemical elements. Within his work, Trappitsch is analyzing tiny gas bubbles in meteorites dating from the origins of the universe.   

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