CONNECT with Professor Daniel Zajfman - President, Weizmann Institute of Science

Theme:  "Curiosity Driven Research: Is that a Good Business Model?"

Practical details

Date: Thursday April 9, 2015
Location: Innovatie- en Incubatiecentrum, Kapeldreef 60, 3001 Leuven. (Dowload the route description here)


15h45: Welcome participants
16h15: Introduction by Koenraad Debackere, Chairman of Leuven.Inc and Dr. Martin Hinoul, both authors of various books on innovation and entrepreneurship
16h30: An insider’s point of view by Prof. D. Zajfman
17h15: Questions and answers
17h30: Informal networking drink offered by Leuven.Inc
18h30: End of the event


Participation is free, but registration is mandatory

Registrations before Thursday April 2, 2015 via admin@leuveninc.com (including all contact details).
After registration you will receive a confirmation and route description. Cancellation after subscription is not possible. However, replacement by a colleague is allowed.

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The Weizmann Institute of Science

The Weizmann Institute of Science is a public research university in Rehovot, Israel and is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary research institutions.

About 2,500 students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and faculty, and awards M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, and biology, as well as several interdisciplinary programs working on its lushly landscaped campus embark daily on fascinating journeys into the unknown, seeking to improve our understanding of nature and our place within it.

Three Nobel laureates and three Turing Award laureates have been associated with the Weizmann Institute of Science.

An important goal of the Weizmann Institute is the conversion of research findings and academic knowledge accumulated by its scientists into practical applications for the improvement of health and the standard of living.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Professor D. Zajfman

Daniel Zajfman is an Israeli physicist whose main research interests are centered on the Physics of simple molecular ions. On December 1, 2006 he was elected as the tenth president of the Weizmann Institute.

His research focuses on the reaction dynamics of small molecules and how they influence the composition of the interstellar medium. He recreates the conditions of outer space in the laboratory using special devices called ion 'traps' or 'storage rings'. In these devices, he is able to briefly store and measure the properties of small amounts of material, as little as a few hundred atoms or molecules-worth, under the extreme conditions of interstellar space (especially very low temperatures and low densities). Some of his research has focused on the puzzle of how complex molecules are formed in outer space.

Copyright photo: Alon Ron

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