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Scientists From CUT Attend 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany



Scientists From CUT Attend 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany

Scientists From CUT Attend 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany. The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) has selected ten outstanding young scientists from South Africa to attend the prestigious 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. This meeting, dedicated to the fields of Chemistry, Physics, and Physiology, will be held later this year in Lindau, Germany.

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The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting: A Global Confluence of Scientific Minds

The ten nominees from South Africa will join 660 young scientists from 101 countries, along with 70 Nobel laureates, for a series of meetings from June 28 to July 3, 2024. This meeting serves as a unique platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration among some of the brightest minds in the scientific community.

Percy Hohne: A Rising Star from CUT

Among the participants is Mr. Percy Hohne, a Lecturer in Electrical Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Central University of Technology (CUT). Mr. Hohne earned his B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering in 2016 and completed his M.Eng degree (Cum Laude) in 2018, also at CUT. Currently pursuing his Doctorate in Electrical Engineering, Mr. Hohne research interests focus on power and energy systems, energy management, and renewable and alternative energy systems.

An Honored Nominee

Mr. Hohne expressed his gratitude and excitement for being selected to attend the 70th Nobel Laureate Meeting. He sees this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with some of the most respected scientists in the world. He credited CUT for nominating him and providing the platform for this achievement, and expressed appreciation to ASSAf and the Department of Science and Innovation for their support. Mr. Hohne pledged to share the knowledge gained at the meeting with his students and peers at CUT.

ASSAf Role in Nurturing Young Scientists

ASSAf, in partnership with the Lindau Foundation and with funding from the Department of Science and Innovation, nominates young scientists annually to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. This initiative aims to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing between young scientists and Nobel Laureates, creating opportunities for learning and growth in the scientific community.


Mr. Percy Hohne participation in the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting highlights the excellence and dedication of young scientists in South Africa. His journey from CUT to Lindau is a testament to the commitment of institutions like CUT, ASSAf, and the Department of Science and Innovation in nurturing talent and fostering a culture of scientific excellence in South Africa.

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