We - five PhD students from ETH Zurich - were looking forward to attending the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, having been selected for the honour.
Every year, Nobel Laureates and young scientists from around the world gather in Lindau, a small town beautifully located on Lake Constance in the far south of Germany. We counted ourselves lucky to be attending in 2020 – which would commemorate the 70th iteration of the Meeting.
Then, like so many other special occasions, Lindau was disrupted by COVID-19, postponed to 2021, and the meeting held virtually.
Here’s how our disappointment was upended.