Friday, May 19, 2017-The Starmus Festival and the famous Swiss watch brand OMEGA held a press conference at the Royal Society of London, UK, announcing a partnership .
(From left) Prof. Stephen Hawking, Mr. An Shiwen and Prof. Garrick Isrelien at the press conference
The Steinmesse conference covers science, art, and music, and aims to help the public better understand and appreciate the beauty of science. Since 2011, the conference has invited many outstanding people including astronauts, Nobel Prize winners, science, culture, art and music to perform and lecture.
Mr. An Shiwen unveils exclusive Omega Speedmaster watch for Stephen Hawking Science Communication Award winner
Omega has made many scientific and technological achievements in its continuous history of pioneering and innovative watchmaking, including exploration of space and oceans, and revolutionary breakthroughs in anti-magnetic technology and precision.
(From left) Prof. Claude Nicollier, Prof. Stephen Hawking, Mr. An Shiwen, Prof. Edward Mosor and Prof. Garrick Isrelien at the press conference
Commenting on the new collaboration, Raynald Aeschlimann, global president and CEO of Omega, said: ‘It is well known that the innovative craftsmanship and complex technology of the watchmaking industry is not easy to understand by the public, as is the scientific field. In this way, Omega attaches great importance to the holding of the Steinmez Conference. It encourages innovation and helps the public understand and value everything related to science. Omega has a long history of technological innovation and promises to always uphold the continuous exploration in this important field. Pioneering spirit. ‘
Mr. An Shiwen and Professor Stephen Hawking showcase the exclusive Omega Speedmaster watch for the Stephen Hawking Science Communication Award winner
As a partner of the Steinmez Conference, Omega is proud to help launch the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication. This award is designed to reward outstanding people who promote public scientific awareness in the three areas of scientific writing, scientific film and music art.
At the Steinmez Conference on June 20 this year, the three winners will be awarded the new Omega Speedmaster watch made of 18K yellow gold. The back is engraved with the same design as the Stephen Hawking Science Communication Medal, including the pattern of the first human spacewalk by former Soviet astronaut Alexei Leonov, and the Queen ‘Red Special’ guitar by member Brian May.
Group photo of Professor Stephen Hawking and An Shiwen at the press conference
Professor Stephen Hawking attended the press conference and expressed his warm congratulations on the cooperation between Omega and the Steinmez Conference: ‘Omega can be our partner and provide exclusive watches for the winners. To this end I am very happy. Thank you Omega for your initiative and for supporting us. ‘
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Exclusively Created for Stephen Hawking Science Communication Award Winner
The founder of the Steinmez Conference, Professor Garik Israelian, the first Swiss astronaut, and the best friend of the Omega brand, Professor Claude Nicollier, and a well-known Norwegian psychologist and Three distinguished guests including neuroscientist Professor Edvard Moser also attended the press conference on the day.
Professor Steve G. Isrelian, founder of the Steinmez Conference, said: ‘Our most important goal in organizing the Steinmez Conference is to encourage people to pay attention to science. This is the foundation of everything. I am proud to announce that Omega has become Steinme Partners of the General Assembly and work with us to achieve this goal. ‘
Professor Claude Nicollier shared more of Omega’s past scientific and technological achievements, and on the scene told his extraordinary experience of working with the brand: ‘I greatly admire the achievements of Professor Stephen Hawking, I and Omega Cooperation also has outstanding scientific value. Therefore, I look forward to the opening of the fourth Steinmez Conference and future cooperation with Omega in high-level science, art and music. ‘
Omega will pay close attention to the announcement of the award and is eagerly looking forward to the 4th Steinmez Congress to be held in Trondheim, Norway from June 18th to 23rd this year.