New Scientist announces launch of science festival

New Scientist, the world’s biggest science weekly, has announced the launch of a unique four day festival

Taking place at London’s ExCeL Centre between 22nd and 25th September 2016, New Scientist Live will bring all aspects of science to life through spectacular shows, thought-provoking talks and immersive displays. The four-day live event will explore how science, technology and engineering drive our economy, shape our culture and improve our lives. It will be split into four dedicated zones covering a series of stimulating STEM subjects: universe, brain and body, our planet and technology and engineering.

Alongside the four themed areas, New Scientist Live will feature a main stage. A total of over 80 influential speakers and world-renowned experts across the fields of science, technology and engineering will feature, including physicist Jim Al-Khalili, astrophysicist Martin Rees, neuroscientist Anil Seth, British space scientist Monica Grady CBE, explorer and environmental scientist Tim Jarvis, and physicist Helen Czerski.

Through breathtaking shows, cutting-edge talks and spectacular interactive displays, New Scientist Live will offer discoveries at every turn – presented with our trademark combination of clarity and style

Confirmed displays include the Mars Exploration Rover and The Bloodhound Project’s 1000mph supersonic car, in addition to exhibits from leading science and technology brands including the European Space Agency (ESA). Innovate UK will be showing off a number of technologies which are helping to shape our world, including a future cities “Build or Destroy” challenge, driverless cars, and an Oculus Rift experience.

Aimed at a wide range of audiences – from scientists to business people, experience seekers to everyone interested in the role science plays in shaping our world – New Scientist Live will become one of the biggest science events in the UK to-date, with tens of thousands of attendees expected during the four-day event. Several thousand New Scientist readers have already expressed interest in the event, ahead of tickets going on sale.

Mike Sherrard, event director of New Scientist Magazine, comments: ‘For four days, visitors will be able to see, hear and touch tomorrow. Through breathtaking shows, cutting-edge talks and spectacular interactive displays, New Scientist Live will offer discoveries at every turn – presented with our trademark combination of clarity and style.’

For more information about New Scientist live go to: www.newscientist.com

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