Science & Exploration

Nobel Prize laureates call to Space Station

Date: Fri, Dec 06, 2019 | 14:00 - 14:20 GMT | 15:00 - 15:20 CET

Type: ESA TV Live

Format: 16:9

Follow live the first ever video call between the International Space Station and Nobel Prize Laureates.

This 6 December Nobel Prize laureates in physics Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz and Nobel Prize in chemistry Stanley Whittingham will talk to ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir as the Nobel Week festivities begin in Stockholm, Sweden.

This year the Nobel Prize in Physics rewards new understanding of the Universe’s structure and history, and the first discovery of a planet orbiting a solar-type star outside our Solar System. Cosmology and exoplanets are among the key themes investigated by ESA’s space science missions, with exoplanet hunter Cheops launching later this month.

Luca Parmitano in particular is deeply involved in several challenging spacewalks to service the ISS largest scientific instrument, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a  particle detector that looks for dark matter, antimatter and measures cosmic rays – high energy particles that travel through space at close to the speed of light.

The ESA astronaut has carried out 3 spacewalks to date to maintain AMS and ensure it can continue to provide more groundbreaking science to the scientific community and its principal investigator, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Samuel Ting.

The event will be on satellite (see details below) and livestream on ESA Web TV:

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D/l freq: 11135.83MHz Pol Y
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