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SXSW 2019

Science Must Escape Gravity: The Zero-G Revolution

Researchers in Switzerland fall from the sky for 22 seconds at a time inside the cabin of a modified ZERO-G aircraft. Floating in microgravity, they observe as the human mind and body change profoundly and unmask unique biological phenomena that are usually obscured by gravity. These microgravity flights reveal new scientific truths and unlock game-changing medical possibilities, but bureaucratic and financial barriers have prevented scientists from taking their research to these new heights – until now. A University of Zurich (UZH) researcher, an entrepreneur and a veteran NASA astronaut have joined forces at the UZH Space Hub to make microgravity research broadly accessible. Learn how this team aims to free scientists from the limits of gravity and launch medicine into its next frontier.

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  1. Why is microgravity research such a game-changer? How does it change our understanding of life and open the gates to a whole new world of medicine?
  2. How does living and working in microgravity change the human body and mind? Are we an earthbound species or are we meant for life beyond our planet?
  3. How can scientists and research groups take their experiments into microgravity?



Jake Link, Senior Communications Manager, swissnex Boston

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Intelligent Future
  • Level: Intermediate
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