Stephen Hawking Medal Ceremony

Stephen Hawking MEDAL

Price: Festival pass required

With unique performances from musicians Ane Brun, Steve Vai, Trondheim Symfoniorkester  and the Trondheim Soloist – and scientists including Nobel Laureate May-Britt Moser. Conductor Trondheim Symphony Orchestra: Dalia Stasevska

Under the name of the greatest scientist of the 20th and early 21st centuries, Stephen Hawking, and sponsored by Starmus, the most ambitious Science festival of all time, the Stephen Hawking Science Medal is a prestigious award which recognizes the merit of popular science on an international level.

The design of the medal used a portrait of Professor Hawking by cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first man to perform a spacewalk and member of the Advisory Council Starmus since its first edition. The other side combines the image of Alexei Leonov of the first spacewalk and the iconic guitar – the “Red Special” – to demonstrate music, another major component of the Starmus Festival.

Lecture-performance /Art-Science project

May-Britt Moser and Trondheim Soloists

17:20     BREAK

17:45     CONCERT

Icarus at the Edge of Time

Trondheim Symphony Orchestra

Narrated by Brian Greene, Music by Philip Glass

Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Ane Brun

Opening One

Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Steve Vai

Have I told you Lately (with Grace Potter)

Truth (with Devin Townsend)

Liberty (with Nuno Bettencourt, Devin Townsend)

For the Love of God

Stephen Hawkings medaljeseremoni

Tre prisvinnere får medaljen under stjernespekket prisutdeling med Ane Brun, Steve Vai, Trondheim Symfoniorkester, TrondheimSolistene og nobelprisvinner May-Britt Moser. 

Stephen Hawkings medalje er en prestisjefylt pris som gis for innsats i formidling av vitenskap på internasjonalt nivå. På medaljen er det preget et portrett av professor Hawking, tegnet av kosmonauten Alexei Leonov, det første mennesket som gikk i verdensrommet og medlem av Starmus’ rådgivende organ. Medaljens andre side viser Alexei Leonov som tar sine første steg i rommet samt Brian Mays ikoniske gitar “Red Special”.

Brian Greene Credit STARMUS
Theoretical physicist and string theorist
May Britt Moser Photocredit Geir Mogen Kavli Institutefor Systems Neuroscience
Neuroscientist, Nobel Laureate
Ane Brun Credit Aktiv I Oslo
ANE BRUN is a Norwegian international songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist. Since 2003 she has recorded eight albums, six of which are studio albums (including a collection of duets) and one live DVD. She has lived in Stockholm, Sweden, since 2001, where she writes, records, and runs her own label (Balloon Ranger Recordings) when not on tour....
Devin Townsend Credit Andreas Lindmark
Devin Garrett Townsend is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in the extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 and has an extensive career as a solo artist. Concert with Modern Primitives Time/Tid: 21 June / 21. juni kl 21:00 Location/Sted: Trondheim Spektrum
Grace Potter Credit Owen W Brown
Described by Spin as “one of the greatest living voices in rock today,” and by SF Weekly as “the whole package”, Grace Potter continues to impress both critics and audiences with her musical achievements and captivating live shows. Heralded as one of today’s best live performers, Grace Potter has played every major music festival from...
Nuno Bettencourt Credit Wikipedia
Guitar virtuoso, singer-songwriter, and record producer, Nuno Bettencourt rose to international prominence as guitar player with the multi-platinum rock band EXTREME. To date, the Grammy-nominated band is one of the most successful rock acts of the early to mid 1990s selling over 8 million records worldwide. Nuno penned the acoustic ballad “More Than Words” that went to...
Steve Vai
A virtuoso guitarist, visionary composer, and consummate producer who sculpts musical sound with infinite creativity and technical mastery, Steve Vai has awed fans of all genres with his exceptional guitar skills and musicianship for decades. More than three decades, over 15 million in album sales, and three GRAMMY Awards later, Vai has proven himself to...
Trondheimsolistene. Foto: Nicolaj Lund
The Trondheim Soloists are a musical chamber ensemble of string players based in Trondheim, Norway. The ensemble was founded in 1988 and has been an arena for professional concert training for string-players at the Music Conservatory at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Their discography includes over twenty recordings. They are perhaps mostly known...
Trondheim Symphonic Orchestra/Trondheinm symfoniorkester. Foto: Fred Jonny
The Trondheim Symphony Orchestra is a Norwegian orchestra based in Trondheim, Norway. Its principal concert venue is the Olavshallen. The orchestra’s current chief conductor is Krzysztof Urbanski. The orchestra’s current principal guest conductor is Han-na Chang. Chang will be the orchestra’s next chief conductor, effective with the 2017-2018 season. She is the first female conductor...
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