Science Declaration

Make Science Not War

We, the signatories, are people of different national origins, creeds and convictions.

We all firmly believe that human progress is deeply linked to further advances in science and technology. We are truly convinced that science is a force for good which enables us to solve many of mankind’s most pressing challenges. We believe that huge opportunities will arise from future science and technology efforts. Yet we are also very well aware of the responsibility and accountability we bear for the new technologies that are realized.

We call on all nations, societies and organizations to devote more resources to the advancement of science and technology. We encourage the international community to join forces in battling debilitating diseases, ensuring sufficient food for a growing world population, stopping the destruction of our environment, and engaging in joint endeavors to elucidate the secrets this fascinating universe holds.

The goal is to collect 1 million signatures. The declaration with that support will then be widely published and brought to the attention of governments and relevant decision making bodies all over the world. The aim is to shape public opinion, to create a global movement resulting in a boost for research and development, in an increased attraction of bright young talents to science and technology and in general in an optimistic, utopian outlook to ensure the technologies required for a bright and sustainable future are made available in time.

Nothing shall be impossible.

This declaration was rolled-out as Darmstadt Science Declaration during the Curious2018 Future Insight Conference and  is going around the world reaching all major cities:

The Science Declaration was recently described in the Angewandte Chemie                 (article in English here).

Examples of individuals that signed the Science Declaration:

Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman Munich Security Conference Foundation

Avram Hershko, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2004

Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016

Louis J. Ignarro, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1998

Jean-Marie Lehn, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1987

Harald zur Hausen, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2008

Bruce Beutler, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2011

James Rothman, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2013

Fraser Stoddart, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016

Joachim Frank, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017

Frances H. Arnold, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018

Craig Venter, Founder, Chairman and CEO J. Craig Venter Institute

Daniel Zajfman, President Weizmann Institute of Sciences

Emmanuelle Charpentier, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

Thomas Reiter, Astronaut


Currently, close to 1000 signatories.


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“The Science Declaration is a global call to action to devote more resources to the advancement of science & technology. This will enable humanity to solve the challenges of today and to realize the dreams of a better tomorrow. Everybody is cordially invited to sign this declaration now.

Make Science Not War.”

Conference Lead: Dr. Ulrich Betz,                  Vice President Innovation, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany ,