Honour for Director of the Nobel Foundation: Countess Sonja Bernadotte Awards Lennart-Bernadotte-Medaille to Michael Sohlman

    LINDAU, GERMANY, June 29 /CNW/ - Countess Sonja Bernadotte, President of
the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, is to present the
Lennart-Bernadotte-Medaille to Michael Sohlman. The director of the Nobel
Foundation is being honoured for his services to the Lindau Nobel Laureate
Meetings. The award ceremony will be taking place on July 1st, 2007 in Lindau
during the opening ceremony of the 57th Meeting of Nobel Laureates.

    "Over the past years, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings have developed
into a platform for the dialogue between Nobel Laureates and young scientists
of tomorrow from all over the world. As director of the Nobel Foundation,
Michael Sohlman has always benevolently accompanied the work of the Council.
The awarding of the Lennart-Bernadotte-Medaille is an expression of our thanks
for this mutual confidence," says Countess Sonja Bernadotte.

    The Lennart-Bernadotte-Medaille is named after the spiritus rector of the
Nobel Laureate Meetings, Count Lennart Bernadotte (1909-2004). It has been
awarded since 2002. Holders include the former Mayor of Lindau and, for many
years, vice-president of the Council, Josef Steurer, the Nobel Laureates
Professor Ernst Otto Fischer and Professor Willis Eugene Lamb, as well as
Baron Stig Ramel, Michael Sohlman's predecessor as director of the Nobel

    The annual Meetings of Nobel Laureates in Lindau are organised by the
Council for the Meetings of Nobel Laureates in Lindau under the presidency of
Countess Sonja Bernadotte (Isle of Mainau). The Foundation Lindau
Nobelprizewinners Meetings at Lake Constance, whose Founders' Assembly
includes 169 Nobel Laureates, supports the Meetings. The natural-scientific
Meetings of Nobel Laureates in Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine and in
Physics have been held since 1951. Since 2004, the holders of the Bank of
Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, have also held
biannual meetings on Lake Constance.

For further information:

For further information: Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
Christian Rapp, +49 - 8382 - 2773115 Executive Secretariat/ Communication and
Organisation christian.rapp@lindau-nobel.de

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