Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities: Time

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Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities – Entrance/Photo: Udi Katzman

Time will be the focus of this year’s annual meeting of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Now in its third edition, the conference will take place on Monday, February 5, 2018. Lectures by Israeli and international speakers in a variety of disciplines will explore the myriad aspects of Time from different perspectives. The conference is open to the public, registration is required, admission is free. The full schedule and registration information is available in English on the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities website. The conference will be conducted in English.

The day’s lectures will be divided into three sessions. The first will focus on the beginnings of human and cosmic time, the second will focus on ongoing time, and the third session will be on time travel. Featured lectures include: Prof. John Hawks of the University of Wisconsin will discuss a surprising recently uncovered ancestor of Homo Sapiens; Prof. Christos Papadimitriou of the University of Berkeley will talk about mathematical time; Prof. Nava Zisapel of Tel Aviv University, who will review the effect of jetlag and our bodily clocks; Prof. Nir Giladi, of Souarsky Medical Center and Tel Aviv University, will speak about the time course of brain and cognitive deterioration in the elderly.

TIME will take place on Monday, February 5, 2018, from 9:00 – 18:30, at the Israel Academy of Sciences, 43 Jabotinsky Street, Jerusalem. The full schedule and information on registration is available in English on the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities website.