Speakers

Curious2020 brings together some of the brightest scientists, most accomplished entrepreneurs, and technology pioneers in a variety of different innovative formats. 

Find below further information about our outstanding speakers, including 11 Nobel Prize winners. 

Further speakers will be announced in the coming days.

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  • fraser stoddard2

    Fraser Stoddart

    Fraser Stoddart, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1942. He obtained all his degrees from Edinburgh University and spent time at Queen’s University, Imperial ... more

  • Stefan Hell

    Stefan Hell

    Stefan W. Hell is a director at both the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen and at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, Germany. He ... more

  • Brian Kobilka CC

    Brian K Kobilka

    Brian Kobilka is a biochemist and chair of molecular and cellular physiology at Stanford University School of Medicine and holds the Helene Irwin Fagan Chair in Cardiology. Kobilka studies the ... more

  • Streibich

    Karl-Heinz Streibich

    Karl-Heinz Streibich has been President of acactech – National Academy of Science and Engineering since 2018. Together with Federal Minister Anja Karliczek, he chairs the Platform for Learning Systems.

    The graduate ... more

  • Jean-Marie Lehn

    Jean-Marie Lehn

    Jean-Marie Lehn became Professor of Chemistry in 1970 at Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg and then (1979-2010) at the Collège de France in Paris. He is presently Professor at the ... more

  • Vern Brownell

    Vern Brownell

    Vern Brownell joined D-Wave as CEO in 2009, leading the company through its transition from research into the leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems and software ... more

  • Christina Smolke

    Christina Smolke

    Christina D. Smolke is Professor, Associate Chair of Education, and W.M. Keck Foundation Faculty Scholar in the Department of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. Christina ... more

  • Joachim Frank
  • Daniel Nocera

    Daniel Nocera

    Daniel G. Nocera is the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy at Harvard University. He is widely recognized as a leading researcher in renewable energy and is the inventor of the ... more

  • Martin Rees