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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  • 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

  • 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

  • Shirley M. Malcom

    Shirley M. Malcom

    Shirley Malcom is Head of Education and Human Resources Programs of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The directorate includes AAAS programs in education, activities for underrepresented ... more

  • Klaus Müllen

    Klaus Müllen

    Klaus Müllen is a director of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. His research interests range from the development of new polymer-forming reactions, including methods of organometallic chemistry, to ... more

  • W. E. Moerner

    William E. Moerner

    W. E. Moerner, the Harry S. Mosher Professor of Chemistry and Professor by courtesy of Applied Physics, has conducted research in physical chemistry, biophysics, and the optical properties of single ... more

  • Ron Naaman

    Ron Naaman

    Born in Israel, Naaman earned his BSc in 1973 from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and his PhD in 1978 from the Weizmann Institute of Science. He worked as a ... more

  • 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

  • Janine O'Keeffe

    Janine O’Keeffe

    Janine O’Keeffe is an Australian born Swede organising FridaysforFuture.org to confront the Climate Breakdown we are seeing. Her interests are democratic societal change and how electronics including social ... more

  • Oschmann 2

    Stefan Oschmann

    Stefan Oschmann is Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Before taking office at the end of April 2016, he served as Vice Chairman and Deputy CEO, with ... more

  • Martin Rees

    Martin Rees

    Martin Rees is the UK's Astronomer Royal. He has been Director of the Cambridge Institute of Astronomy, and Master of Trinity College. He was President of the Royal Society ... more