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  • Date:27ThursdayJune 2019

    The Palace in Rehovot: Objects in the Weizmann House Tell Their Story

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    Time
    19:30 - 21:00
    Location
    Weizmann House garden
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    The Palace in Rehovot: Objects in the Weizmann House Tell Their Story
    Yad Chaim Weizmann cordially invites you to an evening of art and history The Palace in Rehovot: Objects in the Weizmann House Tell Their Story WILL BE GIVEN (IN HEBREW) BY Alec Mishory, historian, curator, art critic and Israeli art researcher Thursday, June 27, 2019 19:30 – Gathering 20:00 – Lecture Weizmann House garden Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot * The lecture is open to the public * for information regarding accessibility arrangements and further details: 08-9343230
    Organizer
    Yad Chaim Weizmann
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  • Date:30SundayJune 2019

    Influence of terrestrial plants and phytoplankton on photochemical air-pollution

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    Time
    11:00
    Location
    Sussman Family Building for Environmental Sciences
    M. Magaritz Seminar Room
    Lecturer
    Eran Tas
    Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Organizer
    Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
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  • Date:02TuesdayJuly 2019

    To be announced

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    Time
    10:00 - 10:30
    Location
    Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences
    Auditorium
    Lecturer
    Eliane Yardeni
    Department of Biomolecular Sciences-WIS
    Organizer
    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
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  • Date:02TuesdayJuly 2019

    Automated optimisation of antibody variable fragments directly from sequence.

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    Time
    10:30 - 11:00
    Location
    Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences
    Auditorium
    Lecturer
    Jake Parker
    Department of Biomolecular Sciences-WIS
    Organizer
    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
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  • Date:02TuesdayJuly 2019

    The Departments of Immunology and Molecular Genetics- Special Guest Seminar:Dr. Eric Shifrut ,will lecture about "Engineering human T cell therapies using CRISPR discovery platforms”

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    Time
    11:00 - 12:00
    Location
    Wolfson Building for Biological Research
    Auditorium
    Lecturer
    Dr. Eric Shifrut
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco.
    Organizer
    Department of Immunology
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  • Date:02TuesdayJuly 2019

    Scientific Council meeting

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    Time
    14:00 - 16:00
    Location
    David Lopatie Conference Centre
    Kimmel Auditorium
    Contact
    Academic Events
  • Date:02TuesdayJuly 2019

    TBA

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    Time
    14:00 - 15:00
    Location
    Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Building
    Dov Elad Room
    Lecturer
    Prof. Elizabeth Meiering
    University of Waterloo, Canada
    Organizer
    Department of Structural Biology
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  • Date:03WednesdayJuly 201904ThursdayJuly 2019

    Future Directions in Genetics Education

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    Time
    08:00 - 08:00
    Location
    David Lopatie Conference Centre
    Kimmel Auditorium
    Chairperson
    Anat Yarden
    Organizer
    Vice President for Resource Development
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  • Date:03WednesdayJuly 2019

    Developmental Club Series 2018-2019

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    Time
    10:00
    Location
    Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Building for Biomedical Research
    Botnar Auditorium
    Lecturer
    Prof. Gil Levkowitz
    Organizer
    Department of Molecular Genetics
    Developmental Club
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  • Date:03WednesdayJuly 2019

    Machine Learning and Statistics Seminar

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    Time
    11:15 - 12:30
    Title
    Learning Linear-Quadratic Regulators Efficiently with only $sqrt{T}$ Regret
    Location
    Jacob Ziskind Building
    Room 1
    Lecturer
    Alon Cohen
    Google
    Organizer
    Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
    Faculty of Mathematical Sciences Seminar, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
    Faculty of Mathematical Sciences Seminar, Department of Mathematics
    Faculty of Mathematical Sciences Seminar
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    DetailsShow full text description of The linear-quadratic regulator is a simple and ubiquitous mo...»
    The linear-quadratic regulator is a simple and ubiquitous model in optimal control. Classical results in control theory pertain to asymptotic convergence and stability of such systems. Recently, it has received renewed interest from a learning-theoretic perspective with a focus on computational tractability and finite-time convergence guarantees. Among the most challenging problems in LQ control is that of adaptive control: regulating a system with parameters that are initially unknown and have to be learned while incurring the associated costs. In its modern incarnation, this problem is approached through the lens of online learning with partial feedback (e.g., multi-armed bandits) and regret minimization. Still, recent results derive algorithms that are either computationally intractable or suffer from high regret. In this talk, I will present the first computationally-efficient algorithm with $widetilde O(sqrt{T})$ regret for learning in linear quadratic control systems with unknown dynamics. By that, this resolves an open question of Abbasi-Yadkori and Szepesvari (2011) and Dean, Mania, Matni, Recht, and Tu (2018). The key to the efficiency of our algorithm is in a novel reformulation of the LQ control problem as a convex semi-definite program. This is joint work with Tomer Koren and Yishay Mansour presented at ICML 2019.
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  • Date:04ThursdayJuly 2019

    Physics Colloquium

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    Time
    11:15 - 12:30
    Title
    TBA
    Location
    Edna and K.B. Weissman Building of Physical Sciences
    Auditorium
    Lecturer
    Haim Beidenkopf
    WIS
    Organizer
    Faculty of Physics
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  • Date:04ThursdayJuly 2019

    Physics Colloquium

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    Time
    11:15 - 12:30
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    Location
    Edna and K.B. Weissman Building of Physical Sciences
    Auditorium
    Lecturer
    Haim Beidenkopf
    WIS
    Organizer
    Faculty of Physics
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  • Date:08MondayJuly 2019

    Foundations of Computer Science Seminar

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    Time
    14:30 - 16:00
    Title
    The Mechanism Design Approach to Interactive Proofs
    Location
    Jacob Ziskind Building
    Room 155
    Lecturer
    Shikha Singh
    Williams College
    Organizer
    Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
    Faculty of Mathematical Sciences Seminar, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
    Faculty of Mathematical Sciences Seminar, Department of Mathematics
    Faculty of Mathematical Sciences Seminar
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    DetailsShow full text description of The model of interactive proofs, introduced nearly two and a...»
    The model of interactive proofs, introduced nearly two and a half decade, is now increasingly widely being used to design computation-outsourcing protocols. In an interactive proof, an honest party interacts with powerful but strategic provers, to elicit from them the correct answer to a computational question. Classical interactive proofs assume that the provers are adversarial (i.e., they want to mislead the verifier) and cooperative (work together as a team).

    In this talk, I will present my work on a new payment-based interactive-proof system, called rational proofs. In rational proofs, the provers are not adversarial but rational, that is, they want to maximize the payment received from the verifier. Using principles from mechanism design, I will show how these payments can be used to leverage correctness from multiple provers who are either cooperative or non-cooperative in nature. I will also present how the guarantees of rational proofs are related to the soundness and completeness guarantees of classical interactive proofs.

    Bio: Shikha Singh is currently an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Wellesley College and will be joining Williams College as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2019. She obtained her PhD in Computer Science from Stony Brook University and her Integrated MSc. in Mathematics and Computing from IIT Kharagpur. Her broad research interests include algorithmic game theory, algorithms and data structures for big data, and complexity theory.
    AbstractShow full text abstract about The model of interactive proofs, introduced nearly two and a...»
    The model of interactive proofs, introduced nearly two and a half decade, is now increasingly widely being used to design computation-outsourcing protocols. In an interactive proof, an honest party interacts with powerful but strategic provers, to elicit from them the correct answer to a computational question. Classical interactive proofs assume that the provers are adversarial (i.e., they want to mislead the verifier) and cooperative (work together as a team).

    In this talk, I will present my work on a new payment-based interactive-proof system, called rational proofs. In rational proofs, the provers are not adversarial but rational, that is, they want to maximize the payment received from the verifier. Using principles from mechanism design, I will show how these payments can be used to leverage correctness from multiple provers who are either cooperative or non-cooperative in nature. I will also present how the guarantees of rational proofs are related to the soundness and completeness guarantees of classical interactive proofs.

    Bio: Shikha Singh is currently an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Wellesley College and will be joining Williams College as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2019. She obtained her PhD in Computer Science from Stony Brook University and her Integrated MSc. in Mathematics and Computing from IIT Kharagpur. Her broad research interests include algorithmic game theory, algorithms and data structures for big data, and complexity theory.
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  • Date:09TuesdayJuly 2019

    TBA

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    Time
    14:00 - 15:00
    Location
    Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Building
    Dov Elad Room
    Lecturer
    Prof. Peter Dedecker
    KU LEUVEN, BELGIUM
    Organizer
    Department of Structural Biology
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  • Date:11ThursdayJuly 2019

    Natural Killer Cell Therapy: From Hematopoietic stem cells to NK cells

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    Time
    14:00 - 15:00
    Location
    Max and Lillian Candiotty Building
    Auditorium
    Lecturer
    Prof. Inpyo Choi
    Organizer
    Department of Biological Regulation
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  • Date:14SundayJuly 2019

    Trio correlation between cell mechanics, phagocytic capacity, and cancer aggressiveness

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    Time
    11:00 - 12:00
    Location
    Perlman Chemical Sciences Building
    Room 404
    Lecturer
    Prof. Ofra Benny
    Faculty of Medicine, HUJI
    Organizer
    Department of Materials and Interfaces
    Soft Matter and Biomaterials
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    AbstractShow full text abstract about A comprehensive study showing a trio correlation between cel...»
    A comprehensive study showing a trio correlation between cell mechanics, phagocytic capacity, and cancer aggressiveness is presented. Mechanical properties of particles are shown to have a critical effect on the interactions with malignant cancer cells. Our findings offers new directions for mechanical based specificity in cancer treatment, and could lead to uptake measurement as a diagnostic tools for precision medicine.
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  • Date:16TuesdayJuly 2019

    Special Guest Seminar

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    Time
    11:00 - 12:00
    Title
    “Nucleic Acid based therapies - from basic science to clinical translation: a view from the Biotech side”
    Location
    Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Building for Biomedical Research
    Botnar Auditorium
    Lecturer
    Dr. Yael Weiss
    Organizer
    Department of Molecular Genetics
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  • Date:17WednesdayJuly 2019

    Developmental Club Series 2018-2019

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    Time
    10:00
    Location
    Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Building for Biomedical Research
    Botnar Auditorium
    Lecturer
    Prof. Eli Arama
    Organizer
    Department of Molecular Genetics
    Developmental Club
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  • Date:17WednesdayJuly 2019

    More surprises in f-electron magnetism

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    Time
    11:00 - 12:00
    Location
    Perlman Chemical Sciences Building
    Room 404
    Lecturer
    Prof. Alexander B. Shick
    Institute of Physics CAS, Prague
    Organizer
    Department of Materials and Interfaces
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    AbstractShow full text abstract about Surface supported single magnetic atoms, the so-called "...»
    Surface supported single magnetic atoms, the so-called "single-atom magnets", open new opportunities in a quest for t
    he ultimate size limit of magnetic information storage. Initially, the research mainly focused on 3d-atoms on surfaces.
    Recently, the attention was turned to the 4f-atoms, culminating in the experimental discovery of magnetically stable Ho atom
    on MgO(001) substrate, and Dy atom on graphene/Ir(111).

    I address the electronic and magnetic character of 4f-atoms on metal and Graphene substrate making use of a combination
    of the DFT+U with the exact diagonalization of Anderson impurity model (DFT+U+ED). The spin and orbital magnetic moments
    of Dy@Ir(111) and Dy/Graphene/Ir(111) are evaluated and compared with experimental XMCD data. The magnetic anisotropy
    energy is estimated, and the magnetic stability is discussed. The role of 5d-4f interorbital exchange polarization in modification
    of the 4f-shell energy spectrum is emphasized.

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  • Date:25ThursdayJuly 2019

    TBA

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    Time
    11:45 - 12:45
    Location
    Max and Lillian Candiotty Building
    Auditorium
    Lecturer
    Dr. Catherine Potenski
    Organizer
    Department of Biological Regulation
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