Prof. Paweł Nurowski

Mathematician and theoretical physicist at the Centre for Theoretical Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, specialising in differential geometry and astronomy.

Dr Pedro Russo

A professor in the field of Astronomy and Society at Leiden University, and a board member of Ciência Viva, the Portuguese National Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture.

Leszek Możdżer

Outstanding Polish jazz pianist, composer and music producer, known for his innovative fusion of jazz with other musical genres.

Dr Jan Świerkowski

Art & science curator, artist, Doctor of Cultural Studies (Universidade Católica Portuguesa, University of Copenhagen). Founder of the B61 Institute.

Prof. Avi Loeb

Prof. Avi Loeb, director of the Institute for Theory & Computation at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, specialises in cosmology and the search for life in the universe.

Dr Mary A. Voytek

Senior Scientist for Astrobiology in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA. Author of the most important initiative to search for life on exoplanets (NExSS).

Leymah Gbowee

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2011) for efforts to promote peace and fight for women’s rights. Liberian Peace Activist, Trained Social Worker and Women’s Rights Advocate.