Tikkun Olam: healing the world through education and science

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 18:00 to 19:00

Tikkum Olam

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  • Everyone




Professor Raymond Dwek FRS CBE talks on how Israel's achievements in science and education have contributed to our lives.

The development of Israel's Negev desert is both amazing and transformational. Drylands cover 41% of the earth's land surface. The technology developed in Israel to protect limited water resources, from drip irrigation to desalination, offers hope to the 29% of the people in the world who do not have access to safe drinking water.

The technology for the mobile phone, microprocessors that enabled the development of desktop and laptop computers, the USB memory stick, the firewall and anti-virus software are just part of Israel's contribution to our lives.

In medical devices, Israel is a world leader. One example is the PillCam, which enables the visualization and detection of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. The Microbiome is another of Israel's pioneering research projects for human health, agriculture and animal welfare. And Israel became a natural choice to see how well the new vaccines for Covid-19 were working in the real world.

This lecture is presented by the Sam Zuckerberg Scholarship for Israel

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