STARMUS IV TO LAND IN NORWAY’S SCIENTIFIC CAPITAL, TRONDHEIM, WITH AN EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE LINEUP INCLUDING STEPHEN HAWKING, A HOST OF NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS, SCIENTISTS AND LEGENDARY MUSICIANS
June 18th to 23rd 2017
“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
- The previous three Stamus festivals were held in The Canary Islands and this fourth event will take the festival to Trondheim, the thrilling scientific capital of Norway.
- This new location will enable Starmus to flourish in a vibrant cultural setting. The coastal city of Trondheim combines beautiful landscape with scientific and cultural centres, including a Nobel Prize winning university with nearly a thousand years of academic traditions. It is viewed as the technological and scientific capital of the Land of the Midnight Sun and will provide the perfect backdrop for a festival that showcases the best from both the academic and cultural world.
- Starmus is renowned to be the world’s most ambitious science and music festival – the Guardian stated that the festival has “enough brains to fill a multiverse.”
- Starmus IV promises an even greater lineup of outstanding personalities in the fields of science education and space exploration, in addition to performances from the world’s greatest musicians.
- The festival will expand from audiences of 1000 to audiences of 10,000 plus.
- Stephen Hawking will present to his largest audience ever.
- Participants confirmed so far consist of a combination of some of the world’s leading academics in the fields of Physics, Chemistry and Medicine, in addiction to a legendary cosmonaut, astronauts and an award winning composer: Stephen Hawking, Harisson Schmitt, Alexei Leonov, George Smoot (Nobel Prize Winner), Adam Riess (Nobel Prize winner), Robert Williams, Robert Wilson (Nobel Prize Winner), May-Britt Moser (Nobel Prize Winner), Edvard Moser (Nobel Prize Winner), Charlie Duke, Alan Stern, Michel Mayor, Jill Tarter, Brian Eno, Walt Cunningham and Susumu Tonegawa (Nobel Prize Winner).
- More names to be announced next month.
- Tickets go on sale 24th October 2016 www.starmus.com
The stars of the international world of science will shine brighter than ever in Norway’s Trondheim, during the fourth Starmus Festival, to be held from June 18 to 23 2017. Under the title ‘Life And The Universe’ Starmus will once again celebrate a synthesis between science and music. The festival’s theme will be broad covering origin and evolution, the human brain, society and global issues.
The Starmus board consists of Stephen Hawking, Brian May, Peter Gabriel, Richard Dawkins, Alexei Leonov, Robert Williams, David Eicher, Jack Szostak and the festival’s founder, Garik Israelian – these great minds will devise an incredible programme, recruiting the most intelligent, creative and artistic beings on the planet.