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First Workshop on Parasitic Nematodes

The purpose of this First workshop on parasitic nematodes is to bring together experts from the C. elegans and parasite biology communities to foster interaction and cross-fertilization of ideas between researchers in these related fields. This workshop is the first of its kind in the region, and it presents 5 sessions on cutting-edge research on major topics, including: i) parasitic models; ii) development, behavior, and host interactions; iii) natural variation and genomics; iv) chemical and functional genomics; and v) new molecular genetic tools. For more information on the workshop, abstract submission for posters, and available travel grants, please visit the NYUAD CGSB website. Image: Nippostrongylus brasiliensis, credit: Claire Hoving
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A World without Parasitic Worms: Why, When and How?

Billions of people, and billions of their animals, still harbor infections with various types of parasitic worms (helminths). These infections are not usually acutely lethal, but they reduce growth and productivity and contribute to the cycle of poverty. Impressive achievements in the development of new strategies for parasite control have led to the near eradication of human infections with the Guinea Worm (Dracunculus medinensis) from the world. What factors prevent people from repeating this successful campaign? This lecture explores the current landscape of helminth infections and the options available for improving lives through their control and elimination. Speaker Timothy Geary Canada Research Chair in Parasite Biotechnology; Institute Director, McGill University
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Are Five Husbands Better than One?

Until very recently, fraternal polyandry was the traditional marriage form observed by ethnic Tibetan people of many high Himalayan valleys. In this type of marriage, women marry a set of brothers, co-reside with them, and can bear children to all of them. Polyandry is rare among mammals, and is almost unknown among humans. Indeed, it challenges many common assumptions about marriage and family formation processes, no matter what the cultural or ecological context. This talk discusses why this unusual marriage and family system is practiced in this region, and why it is now quickly disappearing. Speaker Kimber Haddix McKay Professor of Anthropology; Director, International Development Studies, University of Montana
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XENON Collaboration Meeting

Pictured above; photographer Enrico Scchetti has captured "Xenon1T" at the Gran Sasso Laboratory. This image has won the Royal Photographic Society international images for science 2017 competition. The XENON Collaboration started off in 2004 as a group of less than 40 people of USA, Portugal, and Italy. In the years since the Collaboration has increased in size and diversity: it now consists of more than 140 scientists from 10 countries and 22 institutions. New York University of Abu Dhabi will host the annual gathering of collaborators, in the form of a workshop, to update one another on the contributions and findings of their individual projects, and define goals for the year ahead. BY INVITATION Interested scholars please contact nyuad.programs@nyu.edu
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A Conference on PDEs: Celebrating the Contributions of Fanghua Lin and Jalal Shatah

Jalal Shatah and Fanghua Lin are two leading professors of Mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU. During their careers, both made deep contributions in the theory of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs). The goal of this conference is to bring top mathematicians together to discuss the newest developments in PDEs. The conference will also focus on main topics such as Fluid Mechanics, Dispersive Equation, Homogenization, Geometric Flows. Image: Jalal Shatah (pictured left) and Fanghua Lin (pictured right), NYU Courant. Credit: Pierre Germain, NYU Courant Speakers Jacob Bedrossian, University of Maryland Luis Cafarelli, Texas A&M Russ Caflish, UCLA Demetrios Christodoulou, ETH Zurich Anne-Laure Dalibard, University of Paris VI Tarek ElGindi, University of California San Diego Irene Gamba, University of Texas Patrick Gerard, University of Paris XI Bob Hardt, Rice University Alexandru Ionescu, Princeton University Fabio Pusateri, Princeto...
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11th International Conference on Plasma Assisted Technologies (ICPAT-11)

The 11th International Conference on Plasma Assisted Technologies (ICPAT-11) provides a forum to present and discuss scientific and engineering aspects of numerous plasma based technologies, including plasma generation, ionization of gases, fuel ignition, plasma assisted combustion, hydrocarbon conversion and activation, coal gasification and combustion, conversion of waste to raw materials and energy for power generation, pollution mitigation, plasma enhanced propulsion, surface treatment and modification, innovative manufacture of nanostructures, water treatment processes, treatment of wood and construction materials, and production of hydrogen-enriched gases. Dr. Igor B. Matveev, President, Applied Plasma Technologies, presides over the conference and proceedings to be published in IEEE 2018 Special Issue on Plasma-Assisted Technologies. Convened by Philip K. Panicker, Senior Lecturer, Engineering Division, NYU AD BY INVITATION Interested scholars please contact nyuad.prog...
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The 2018 Annual NYUAD International Hackathon for Social Good in the Arab World

The Annual NYUAD International Hackathon is a three-day programming marathon, during which renowned international computer science professors, founders of successful startups, technology professionals, and venture capitalists come together at NYUAD to lead teams of talented computer science students from all over the world (the majority of the students will be from the Arab world), to create mobile and web applications. The teams will develop innovative applications relevant to diverse fields such as HEALTH, education, film, music, business, and science for the benefit of social good in the Arab World. Organized by Sana Odeh, Affiliated Faculty, NYU Abu Dhabi, Faculty Liaison for Global Programs of Computer Science, and Clinical Professor of Computer Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU New York In Collaboration with The NYU Abu Dhabi Institute BY INVITATION Interested scholars please contact nyuad.programs@nyu.edu
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Theory and Modern Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics: In Memory of Ali H. Nayfeh

Professor Ali H. Nayfeh was one of the most renowned scholars in the field of Nonlinear Dynamics. For over fifty years, his outstanding contributions to research and teaching in Nonlinear Dynamics was recognized throughout the world. This recognition resulted in several international awards including the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal, the 2008 ASME Tom Caughey Award, the 2005 ASME Lyapunov Award, and honorary doctorates from Saint Petersburg Marine Technical University, the Technical University of Munich, and Politechnika Szczecinska. This symposium serves as a tribute to his long career contribution. It also serves as a platform for exchanging research results in the field of Nonlinear Dynamics between researchers from NYU, local, regional, and international venues thereby reinforcing the vision of NYUAD as a global lighthouse of education and research. Convened by Mohammed Farid Daqaq, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering, NYU AD BY INVITATION Intereste...
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Imagine Science — Film Festival

The fourth annual hybridization of art and science, mixing subjects and genres, and even fact and fiction. Explore date palm genetics mysteries, robotic oryxes, trans-humanism, interspecies dialogues, and much more. Tickets This event is open to the public. Advance registration is required, please visit The NYUAD Arts Center website for more ticket information. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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Rising Coastal Seas on a Warming Earth III

Rising global sea-levels is one of the most discussed potential consequences of global warming. The most uncertain aspect of such future sea-level change has to do with the marine based ice sheets. Despite the importance of these ice sheets, current generation global climate models are unable to simulate sea-level change arising from glacier-ocean interaction, limiting the discussion on this important topic. In working to further remediate the situation, this workshop brings together experts in the international modeling community to discuss the advancement of state-of-the-art regional-scale glacier-ocean simulations. Image Credit: Denise Holland Convened by David Holland, Principal Investigator and Affiliated Faculty for the Center for Sea-Level Change, NYUAD; Professor of Mathematics, Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU Organized by Denise Holland, ​Field and Logistics Manager​, ​Center for Global Sea-Level Change, NYU...
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