Starmus Trpndheim

Contact

Anne Midling
Press officer Starmus Trondheim
NTNU Communication Division
Email: anne.midling@ntnu.no
Telephone: +47 41226583


Trond Singsaas
Project manager Starmus Trondheim
NTNU Communication Division
Email: trond.singsaas@ntnu.no
Telephone: +47 91897333

Starmus Trondheim 18 –23 June 2017

Press accreditation

Please apply for accreditation from the Starmus Media Office before filling out the Science Programme form.
Once we have certification that you have been accredited, we will process your workshop application. Space is limited, so apply early to guarantee your spot.

  • One of Norway’s most high-tech salmon farms

     

     

    One of Norway’s most high-tech salmon farms
  • Professors May-Britt and Edvard Moser with rats. Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Center for Neural Computation Photo: Geir Mogen
    Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Center for Neural Computation
  •  A tour (and sleep-over) in the house of the future, a zero-emissions house where scientists and sociologists test new technologies — and how we react to them — so we can live carbon-neutral lives.

     

    The house of the future
  • Experiential artwork that can alter people's perception of climate change— six "pollution pods" where visitors can be transported to some of the world's major cities and the air quality in each.
    Experiential artwork
  • Swimming snake robots – a bio-inspired solution: Snake robots are basically self-propelled robotic arms whose slender and flexible body can transit over long distances and carry out subsea inspection, maintenance and repair in confined spaces not accessible by conventional underwater vehicles.
    Swimming snake robots
  • How do Norway's world-leading gender equality policies affect familes and the workplace?
    Gender equality and child care

What do snake robots, farmed salmon, maze-running rats and a zero-emissions house have in common?

They are all related to scientific and technological advances from NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

As an accredited journalist, you’ll have access to a hands-on science programme that will open the doors on the secrets behind these advances and more. We'll address questions like:

  • How does Nobel Laureate Edvard Moser use the information from maze-running rats to discover how our memory works?
  • Why is a house of the future so challenging to design? (Hint: it relates to people, not technology)
  • How did salmon farming in Norway go from an economic development programme for rural communities to an industrial powerhouse responsible for the country's fourth-largest export commodity? 
  • How do Norway's world-leading gender equality policies affect familes and the workplace?

Each day's workshop will last between two and three hours, and will be scheduled for the mornings before the day's festival events begin. In addition, you can visit an experiential environmental art installation called "Pollution Pods" at any time during the festival. You'll come away with solid information, new insights, great sources and ideas for future stories.


Fill out my online form.