ArmInfo. From September 8-10, the Gyumri Technology Center (GTC) will host the STARMUS VI x co-creating the future, as part of the Starmus global science and art festival.
According to the press service of the organizers of the Festival, the program of the event includes speeches, panel discussions, interdisciplinary workshops and an art exhibition called "Dragonstone's Message".
The main speakers will be American astronaut Charlie Duke (Apollo16), co-creator of the iPod, co-founder of the iPhone Tony Fadell, director of the Carl Sagan Institute Lisa Kaltenegger, professor of planetary geology Alfred McEwan. The Syzygy rock band will close the first day of the event with a concert.
On September 9-10, interdisciplinary seminars and master classes on the topic "Neurology", "Sustainable Materials", "Metasystems", "Virtual Reality" will be held with the participation of young researchers, specialists, students in the field of science and art.
The event in Gyumri is hosted by the Enterprise Incubator Foundation and the Gyumri Technology Center. It should be noted that within the framework of Starmus daily from 11:00 to 13:00 lectures are held for schoolchildren and students in numerous educational institutions of Armenia with the participation of Nobel Prize winners, outstanding scientists, astronauts, astrophysicists, etc. The curriculum can be found at the following link: https://starmus.com/city-program
Recall that this year Starmus is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the first mission to Mars. More than 50 scientists visited Armenia, including Nobel Prize winners, astronauts, artists and world-famous musicians. The festival opened with a welcoming speech by Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, followed by the ceremony of presenting the Stephen Hawking Medal, which was awarded to the guitarist of the legendary rock band Queen Brian May for his contribution to the popularization of science Astrophysicist Garik Israelyan and guitarist of the legendary band Queen, astrophysicist Brian May, founded the STARMUS festival. The festival brings together world-famous scientists, Nobel Prize winners, thinkers, astronauts, scientists, culture and art. Within the framework of the festival, scientists share their knowledge, experience and latest discoveries with the public.