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Lindau Nobel 2022 Success for Dr Julia Westermayr

Dr. Julia Westermayr

to present at the
71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, 2022

Dr Julia Westermayr, Maurer GroupLink opens in a new window, has been selected to attend the prestigious 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, 26 June–1 July 2022.

The 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting is dedicated to Chemistry. About 35 Nobel Laureates are participating. They will present their research, reflect their career and talk to the selected young scientists.

Julia is currently an Erwin-Schrödinger Fellow funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), hosted in the Department of Chemistry. Her research utilises cutting edge machine learning to identify new ways to convert the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into higher-valued resources, such as hydrocarbons beyond carbon monoxide and methane, which could provide sustainable feedstocks for large-scale industry.

Warwick Chemistry is delighted to be represented by Julia, who will be speaking on "Discovering Photochemical Reactions With Machine Learning "during the Next Gen Science presentationsLink opens in a new window on Wednesday 29 June.

Dr Westermayr said of the opportunity,

"It is a great honour to participate in this year's meeting, and I can hardly believe that I will speak to an audience that has shaped and inspired our research in so many ways."

Dr Reinhard Maurer commented,

"We are all very proud that Julia is able to represent her research, the department, and the Warwick Computational Chemistry community in Lindau. It is a great way to show on an international stage that Computational Chemistry is one of our biggest strengths here at Warwick with more than 40 students and researchers working in this area."

Prof Mike Ward, Head of Chemistry, added,

"This is a big deal: every year around 30 – 40 Nobel laureates get together to meet the next generation of leading scientists – 600 undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world, to ‘‘inspire scientific generations and build sustainable networks of young scientists”. The bar for being nominated (and accepted) as one of that select group of attendees is high and involves a very competitive process that was coordinated through the Royal Society. Many congratulations Julia".