The next International Science Festival Gothenburg will take place in April 2023. At our locations across Gothenburg and parts of the festival will also be accessible online. The public program begins with a magnificent opening ceremony on the evening of 18 April, followed by five days packed with science on 19–23 April.

For most of the events you can just turn up without pre-booking. If you do need to book for an event, this is made clear in the program. Open to all and free of charge!

Theme 2023: Limits

As humans, we have always created and challenged boundaries. We have photographed black holes and overturned accepted truths, and research is constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Artificial intelligence is approaching human levels of consciousness, and driverless cars will soon be a reality. We are knocking at the door of Mars. Boundaries are being erased on a daily basis. But no matter what we humans come up with, it always starts with a thought. Thoughts that are translated into ideas, great and small, and that lead to research and discoveries. But where is the boundary for thought? Is there even a boundary at all?