Science & Technology
- Written by Israel Ministry of Cience & Technology
Foreign Secretary William Hague and Israel’s Minister for Science, Technology and Space Yaakov Peri, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on science cooperation between the UK and Israel.
The memorandum sets out five priority areas of science cooperation between the UK and Israel: advanced materials and nano-technology; agri-sciences with a focus on water; neuroscience; space research; technology; and regenerative medicine. It celebrates the achievements of the BIRAX Regenerative Medicine programme and confirms that the UK and Israel will award 30 new fellowships in 2013-14.
The Ministers were joined at the ceremony at Hebrew University by the British Ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould, the President of Hebrew University, Professor Menahem Ben-Sasson, and members of the UK Israel Life Sciences Council.
- Written by TAU
A team of astronomers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) have announced the first-ever discovery of an extrasolar planet via induced relativistic beaming of light from the host star. The Jupiter-sized planet has been named Kepler-76b by NASA, and dubbed "the Einstein Planet" by the discovery team.
For the past two years, Professor Tsevi Mazeh and his PhD student, Simchon Faigler, from the School of Physics and Astronomy at TAU, have been searching for planets around other stars using a novel detection method. Their technique is based on identifying three very small effects that occur simultaneously as a planet orbits a star. The first effect is Einstein's relativistic "beaming" effect that causes a star to brighten and dim as it is tugged back and forth by an orbiting planet. Detection of planets via the beaming effect was predicted in 2003 by Prof. Avi Loeb, Harvard University and Sackler Professor by Special Appointment at Tel Aviv University, and Prof. Scott Gaudi (now at Ohio State University).
- Written by Samsung
GALAXY S 4 gets you closer to what matters in life, bringing your world together
New York, USA, - Samsung Electronics announced ( March 14, 2013) the fourth generation GALAXY S, the GALAXY S 4, designed to get you closer to what matters in life and bring your world together.
- Written by Tel Aviv International Salon
TEL AVIV INTERNATIONAL SALON
Top Decision Makers Speaking With TLV Young Professionals Presents:
"The Start-Up Nation's Next Step" with Saul Singer, Journalist & Author
While the whole world knows of the now famous book on Israeli
innovation, we will hear about where the Start-Up Nation is heading
for the future of Israel and the world.
Date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2013, 7:30pm-10:00pm
Venue: The Library, Midgal Shalom, 9 Ahad Ha'am Street, Tel Aviv
(Corner with Herzl Street. From the lobby, follow signs to the
elevator for The Library)
- Written by TAU
Ahead of the Prime Minister's visit to China, Tel Aviv University reports that it has been strengthening its ties with the leading universities in the country
Over 200 students and faculty members from China studied at Tel Aviv University in 2012
Delegates from the elite Tsinghua University are currently staying at Tel Aviv University. The extensive collaboration that is currently taking shape between the two universities is evidence of Tel Aviv University's position in the forefront of academic collaboration with China
Tel Aviv University President Prof. Yosef Klafter: China is a preferred target in the University's strategic decision to strengthen its presence in the international arena