Joint conference with the South Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST)
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Joint conference with the South Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST)

A second joint conference of The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and The Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) was held on May 22–23 in Seoul, South Korea. The gathering, entitled “When Science Meets Technology,” was led by Israel Academy Member Prof. Yonina Elder and Prof. Beena Kalisky, Chair of the Steering Committee of The Israel Young Academy , and the list of Israeli participants included Israel Academy Members Prof. Yossi Kost and Prof. Noam Nissen, former Israel Young Academy Members Prof. Ashraf Brik, Prof. Michal Feldman and Prof. Yael Hanin, and current Israel Young Academy Members Prof. Itay Halevy and Prof. Ruth Scherz-Shouval . The purpose of the interdisciplinary gathering was to bring together senior researchers from both countries, present ground-breaking new research and encourage collaborations. Click here for an English-language brochure with full details of the conference.

The agreement for scientific cooperation between the Israel Academy and the Korean Academy, first signed in 1990, was renewed in July 2019 during an official visit to Korea by Israel’s former president, Mr. Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin. The first joint conference, on “Quantum Physics: From Fundamentals to Applications,” led by Israel Academy Members Prof. Amnon Aharony and Prof. Moty Heiblum , was held in Jerusalem in September 2022.
From the left: Prof. Taiha Joo, Prof. Yonina Elder, Prof. Bina Kaliski, Prof. Hyunjung Yi
From the left: Dr. Neta Peretz, Head of the International Relations Division at the Academy, Prof. Yonina Elder, Prof. Itay Halevy, Prof. Yael Hanin, Prof. Ashraf Brik, Prof. Beena Kalisky, Prof. Michal Feldman, Prof. Ruth Scherz-Shouval, Prof. Yossi Kost, Prof. Noam Nissen