Physics graduate Mason Ng to attend Nobel laureate event

Waipapa Taumata Rau graduate Mason Ng will be one of the young scientists exchanging views with superstars of physics.

Mason Ng
Mason Ng

Studying physics at the University of Auckland, Mason Ng dreamed of attending a world event where students mix with Nobel Prize winners. Now, it’s happening.

“It’s wild to me that I’m invited,” says Mason, who will attend the 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany, from 30 June to 5 July.

The event brings students together with superstars of physics for exchanges between different generations on topics such as quantum physics, the future of energy, and AI.

Anne L’Huillier and Ferenc Krausz will be among more than 30 Nobel Laureates in attendance, along with more than 650 young scientists from around the world, chosen through a competitive process.

Mason is on the verge of completing a PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on neutron stars. He was a dux at Auckland’s Lynfield College before graduating from Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Science (Honours).

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