The lecture of the winner of Nobel Prize Mr. Dan Shechtman «Present is a prologue to the future: New Technologies that change State and Society»

18 January 2016, 15:21

The «Open Ukraine» Foundation in the partnership with the Embassy of Israel in Ukraine invites you to attend the lecture of the winner of Nobel Prize (2011), Israel’s leading academic of world reputation, lecturer and researcher of Israel Institute of Technology «Technion» Mr. Dan Shechtman on «Present is a prologue to the future: New Technologies that change State and Society».

The lecture will be held on Wednesday, 27 January, at 18:30 at the hotel «Fairmont» (Naberezhno-Khreshchatytska Street, 1).

During the lecture Mr. Dan Shechtman will raise a question how to shape the future for state and society, pay attention to new technologies and educational sphere. Also the next topics will be discussed:

the importance of start-ups,

new technologies and their influence to the future,

the role of each of us (society, government, representatives of civil society, academicians) in the implementation of new technologies,

the experience of the development of new technologies in Israel,

the role of education in introduction of new technologies,

how education of the future should look like?

Admission is free.

Registration for the event is obligatory and available through the link:

Media accreditation is obligatory to 18:00 26th January by e-mail [email protected] or by phone (044) 220 18 40, (098) 782 33 53.

Attention! Number of seating at the event is limited!

Working language of the meeting is English.

For your information:

Dan Shechtman is Israel’s leading academic of world reputation, lecturer and researcher of Israel Institute of Technology «Technion», the winner of Nobel Prize in 2011.

Dan Shechtman was born in 1941 in Tel Aviv, Israel, studied mechanical engineering at «Technion» – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, and gained his B.Sc. in 1966. He obtained his M.Sc. in 1968 and his Ph.D. in 1972 there, both in materials engineering.

This prominent Israeli scientist has been awarded a number of world famous scientific awards and prizes, he is an elected member of the Israel Academy of Sciences, the American National Academy of Engineering and the European Academy of Sciences. Dan Shechtman also has been elected Honorary Member of the Japan Institute of Metals, French Physical Society, Israel Crystallographic Association, International Society for Interdisciplinary sciences and the Materials Research Society of India.

Mr Shechtman’s groundbreaking discovery has opened up a new research field in physics and chemistry and fundamentally changed the classical science conception for structure and characteristics of crystals. His breakthrough finding opens new outlook for development in the sphere of nanotechnologies, medicine and energy efficiency.

Alongside his academic work, Dan Shechtman actively promotes the idea of technological entrepreneurship, which, he maintains, are «key to a country's prosperity and survival».

Dan Shechtman is an author of the unique class in technological entrepreneurship at «Technion», which he has been teaching for more than 30 years now. This unique course became one of the most attended and by now, the class was visited by more than 10,000 engineers and scientists.

Professor Dan Shechtman strongly believes that building of strong national start up culture, successful combination of science education and new business ideas and supportive society policies can help developing countries and those countries that due to any reasons lack natural resources to achieve economic growth and prosperity.

The «Open Ukraine» Foundation is an international foundation, established in July 2007 for strengthening and development of Ukraine’s reputation in the world. The main tasks of the Foundation are improving international reputation of Ukraine and increasing its promotion abroad, promoting international cooperation with Ukraine and public diplomacy.

The Head of Supervisory Council is Tereziya Yatseniuk.