The world’s most ambitious science and music festival is moving to Norway’s technology capital Trondheim. A number of Nobel Prize winners, scientists and world class musicians are expected at the festival.
Stars from the international science universe will shine in Trondheim during the fourth Starmus festival. Under the title ´Life and the Universe´, Starmus celebrates the synthesis between science and music. The festival’s theme will encompass the entire range: The origin and evolution, social and global issues.
The three previous Starmus festivals were held on the Canary Islands, the forth however is arranged in Norway´s technology capital. Starmus decided to move to Trondheim for the festival to evolve in an exciting environment. The city combines beautiful surroundings with scientific, technological and cultural spheres, including a Nobel Prize-winning University. Trondheim is a perfect backdrop for a festival that presents the best from the academic and cultural world.
Starmus 2017 promises an amazing program with outstanding scientists, and none other than Stephen Hawking will be lecturing for his hopefully biggest audience ever. In addition, world-renowned musicians will play conserts all over the city.
The festival will be an international showcase for science, technology, education and culture. It puts Norway on the world map, and it is an important arena for promoting NTNU – The Norwegian Univerity of Science and Technology.
Starmus arrange a festival in the crossroads between science and culture at an international level. Its purpose is to spread knowledge, creating role models and inspire the rising generation. Through lectures, concerts, films, exhibitions, award ceremonies, debates, and signings, people will get to meet the most knowledgeable scientists in the world.
Newspaper The Guardian has stated that Starmus has “enough brains to fill a multiverse”, and the announced participants include Stephen Hawking, Alexei Leonov, George Smoot (Nobel laureate), Adam Reiss (Nobel laureate), Robert Wilson (Nobel laureate), May-Britt Moser (Nobel laureate), Edvard Moser (Nobel laureate), Susumu Tonegawa (Nobel laureate), Alan Stern, Michel Mayor, Jill Tarter, and Brian Eno.
The Board of Starmus consists of Stephen Hawking, Brian May, Peter Gabriel, Richard Dawkins, Alexei Leonov, Robert Williams, David Eicher, Jack Szostack and festival founder Garik Israelian.
Starmus is held June 18th-23rd 2017
Text by: Anette Broteng Christiansen, ThorNews