STAR WARS anniversary event hosted by RWTHextern on May 4, 2022


May 4, 2022 will mark the 45th anniversary of the premiere of the first STAR WARS film. The RWTHextern Citizens’ Forum and the AStA Students’ Committee have joined forces to host an event titled “STAR WARS and RWTH – May the Fourth Be With You!” Six RWTH professors will talk about their relationship to the classic movies and analyze them from the perspective of their discipline.

Leif Kobbelt, head of the Computer Vision Group (Chair of Computer Science 8); Alexander Markschies, head of the Institute of Art History; Verena Nitsch, head of the Institute of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics; Simone Paganini, professor of Biblical Theology; Stephanie Paluch, head of the Service and Technology Marketing Group, and Kai-Uwe Schröder, head of the Institute of Structural Mechanics and Lightweight Construction, are very much looking forward to contributing to the event. Paganini will also present his new book, titled "In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Force: Star Wars and the Bible."

Sarah-Lena Gombert, press officer at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim, will moderate the event, which is scheduled to begin at 7 pm on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Lecture Hall H03, C.A.R.L. Lecture Hall Complex, Claßenstraße 11.

Participants are encouraged to attend in costume! Admission is free, registration is not required.

Before attending the event, please find out about any COVID-19 protection measures that might be in place by checking the RWTHextern Citizens’s Forum website.