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Monday, June 24 @ 8:00 am - Saturday, June 29 @ 8:00 pm
Starmus V brings a stellar line-up of Nobel Prize Winners and prominent figures from science and art for its fifth festival in June 2019.
Timed to coincide with the approching 50th anniversary of the moon landings, Starmus V will take place in Zurich, Switzerland from June 24-29, 2019, and is set to be the biggest yet, featuring Brian May, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Richard Dawkins, Elizabeth Blackburn, Chris Hadfield, Sir Martin Rees and Helen Sharman.
Founder Garik Israelian said the fifth festival will also welcome Harrison Schmitt, Charlie Duke, Rusty Schweickart, Al Worden and Walt Cunningham, from the original Apollo Mission crew, and is designed to provoke tough questions about our place in the universe. “2019 marks the 50th anniversary of one of science’s most important milestones,” said Israelian. “It’s the right time to question the value of space discovery and how a growing understanding of the cosmos helps humanity to progress.”
Starmus V will welcome 12 Nobel laureates to the stage, as well as luminaries from the worlds of art and music, for discussion, debate and engagement across a broad body of science, from microbiology and biochemistry to astrophysics and neuroscience. The Starmus board ( Brian May, Peter Gabriel, Richard Dawkins, Alexei Leonov, Jill Tarter, Robert Williams, David Eicher, Jack Szostak and founder, Garik Israelian) has devised a 2019 programme that brings together the most intelligent, creative and artistic people on the planet.