Starmus Festival Of Science And Arts in Trondheim, Norway between 18 – 23 June.
The world’s most ambitious science and music festival is moving to Norway with an impressive lineup including Stephen Hawking, Nobel Prize-winning scientists and legendary musicians.
Trondheim, the technological capital of Norway, will be hosting the fourth Starmus festival on 18–23 June 2017.
Under the title “Life and the Universe”, the festival will showcase the best from both the academic and cultural world. The academic superstar Stephen Hawking will present to his largest audience ever, and other confirmed participants include some of the world’s leading scientists in the fields of physics, chemistry and medicine – in addition to a legendary cosmonaut, astronauts and an award-winning composer.
More names will be announced in the next month.
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) will host the festival, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Research in Norway, Trondheim municipality, Sør-Trøndelag county municipality and the Research Council of Norway.
The Starmus festival was established in 2011 by astrophysicist Garik Israelian. His aim was to make the most universal science and art accessible to the public. The first three festivals were held in the Canary Islands.
The Starmus board consists of Stephen Hawking, Brian May, Peter Gabriel, Richard Dawkins, Alexei Leonov, Robert Williams, David Eicher, Jack Szostack and the festival’s founder, Garik Israelian.
“A very exciting opportunity.” Stephen Hawking
“After three successful festivals in The Canary Islands, it is an honour to be invited to the scientific capital of Norway, Trondheim, to expand Starmus and reach even greater heights.”Garik Israelian, founder of Starmus.
Starmus IV is going to be the biggest Starmus festival yet: an international star-studded gathering of scientists, artists, musicians, writers, business leaders, and more; all coming together to celebrate science. It will be an exciting festival of talks, concerts, debates, parties, and learning.
How do you plan to kick off your summer this year? How about attending a big, week-long party for boffins and music fans in the land of the midnight sun and northern lights? How do you plan to kick off your summer this year? How about attending a big, week-long party in the land of the midnight sun and northern lights?