Building Media Relationship for Science Popularization

Science and Technology play a major role in most aspects of our daily lives both at home and at work. It affects many, if not most, policy issues of national and international importance. Science, Technology and Innovations are intricately linked to societal needs and...

Lecture Series on Laser Fundamentals

Lecture Series on Laser Fundamentals

This series of two classroom lectures will cover the fundamentals of lasers: how they work, what are their characteristics and what are their important types. We will also discuss some of their exciting and useful applications in industry, medicine, communications,...

Variable Star Astronomy

Variable Star Astronomy

The Khwarizmi Science Society find great pleasure in presenting a report of the Society's spectacular achievements in the year 2009 and beyond, in celebrating the International Year of Astronomy (IYA). This was enabled by the seed grants received from the Emerging...

Epigenetic cellular memory

Epigenetic cellular memory

How cell fates are established and how identities of different cell types are maintained during development of multi-cellular eukaryotes are questions of extreme biological significance at the heart of development. A single-celled zygote undergoes many rounds of...

Nanowires Grown by Beam Epitaxy

Nanowires Grown by Beam Epitaxy

Semiconductor nanowires (NWs) are attracting wide interest due to their unique physical properties and potential for application in nanodevices. NWs can be obtained by a number of growth methods, and their highly anisotropic growth originates by the presence of a...

Understanding Cell Matrix Interactions

Understanding Cell Matrix Interactions

Cells reside and operate in a complex and dynamic extra-cellular matrix. The mechanical, structural and chemical properties of the matrix regulate a variety of cellular functions including signaling, adhesion, migration as well as invasion and metastasis in tumor...

DNA Hybridization on Surfaces

DNA Hybridization on Surfaces

The controlled arrangement of DNA molecules on surfaces represents one challenging contribution of nanotechnology to biology and medicine. In particular, one of the open issues in the field of DNA-based sensors is detecting the hybridization process with high...

Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing

Quantum computers have occupied the imagination, time, energy and resources of many researchers worldwide. About ten years after the first prototypes became implementable in labs worldwide, are we still too far removed from a practical, useful realization? This talk...

The Shape of Space

The Shape of Space

General Relativity tells us that all massive objects deform the backgrounds into which they are placed so that the very shape of space is changed by their presence. If, in addition, these objects happen to be charged, they give rise to a flux which distorts the...