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Title: Technological Entrepreneurship: a Key to World Peace and Prosperity
Originating Office: IAS
Speaker: Shechtman, Dan
Issue Date: 26-Oct-2015
Event Date: 26-Oct-2015
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 8.15 - Institute for Advanced Study
Series 3 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 8.15:3 EF
Notes: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 25th anniversary distinguished speakers series.
UC RUSAL President’s Forum.
Title from opening screen.
Abstract: Prof Dan Shechtman shares his views on how technological entrepreneurship nourished by free market economy is the key to help people to live with a high standard of living. Using China, Israel, South Korea and Turkey whose societies have shifted from agrarian to industrial within several decades as examples, Prof Shechtman will outline the entrepreneurship process taking place in these countries which brings a huge difference in life of a country -- From HKUST Web page.
After completing his doctorate studies at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel in 1972, Professor Dan Shechtman became an NRC (National Research Council, US) fellow at the Aerospace Research Laboratories of Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, where he performed research for three years. In 1975, Professor Shechtman joined the Department of Materials Engineering at the Technion where he is currently a Distinguished Professor. During 1981-2004 he was several times on sabbatical at the Johns Hopkins University in a joint program with the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (formerly known as the National Bureau of Standards). During this period he discovered by TEM (Transmission Electro Microscope) the Icosahedral Phase which opened the new science of quasiperiodic crystals and performed research on other subjects. As of 2004 he is also a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University and at the Ames Laboratory. His current research efforts center on developing strong and ductile magnesium alloys for a variety of applications. Professor Shechtman is a member of several academies, including the US National Academy of Engineering and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He is an Honorary Member of professional societies around the globe and was awarded many prizes including the Wolf Prize in Physics, the Gregori Aminoff Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the EMRS (European Materials Research Society) award and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2011.
Duration: 57 min.
Appears in Series:8.15:3 - Audio-visual Materials
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