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WEP 2019

The Winter Enrichment Program (WEP), a hallmark event of KAUST, returned on Sunday, January 13 to Thursday, January 24, 2019. Chaired by Professor Valerio Orlando, Head of Environmental Epigenetic Program. #WEP2019 featured 12 days of keynotes, lectures, discussions, master classes, exhibits, and cultural events all relating to the theme of TIME. 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Student Breakfast Orientation

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Marie-Laure Boulot | Valerio Orlando

Start your WEP with an orientation session with Professor Valerio Orlando, Chair of WEP 2019, and Marie Laure Boulot. This event is a nice gathering to kick off WEP 2019. During this breakfast, you ... more

WEP-Library ePoster Exhibition- Sunday

Location: University Library

Posters submitted by KAUST graduate students and postdocs will be displayed using the University Library ePoster platform during the first week of the Winter Enrichment Program. Poster prese ... more
Innovating in today’s world is becoming an essential trait for tomorrow’s jobs. This 3-day course will help students understand the fundamentals of Innovation & Entrepreneurship to bui ... more

Escape Room - Sunday- Register your Team

Location: Times Square, Multipurpose Room

By Escape Hunt

We bring to KAUST the most exciting room escape experience! Open to KAUST Community Members only Escape Hunt noun, Def: The name given to 20 minutes of pure, unadulterated excit ... more

KAUST Live Interview with Paolo Sassone

Location: Lobby, Building 20

By Paolo Sassone-Corsi

KAUST Live consists of a 20-minute live interview and a 10 minute Q&A with the audience livestreamed at KAUST's Facebook page. The speaker will have a chance to talk about his top ... more

Moving Forward Together

Location: University Library

By Adam Magyar

Members of the KAUST university are invited to participate in a photographic project to create an installation using slit-scan technic by Adam Magyar. On 13 January, approximately 300 students will w ... more
The circadian clock is an endogenous, time-tracking system that directs multiple metabolic and physiological functions required for homeostasis. The master clock located within the suprachiasmatic n ... more

WEP Opening Night Reception

Location: Times Square

As part of the festivities of the WEP 2019 opening day, we will welcome you to enjoy the transformation of Discovery Square into 'Times Square'. This program is free and open to the entire KAUS ... more

The Night of the AdEaters® about TIME - Sunday

Location: Times Square

For one night, let yourself be overwhelmed by a tsunami of commercials from the most remote corners of the planet; deliriously creative, aesthetic, exotic, moving, sometimes very kitsch, and especia ... more
Monday, January 14, 2019
Innovating in today’s world is becoming an essential trait for tomorrow’s jobs. This 3-day course will help students understand the fundamentals of Innovation & Entrepreneurship to bui ... more
The best way to keep time is through rhythm; the best way to learn rhythm is by playing traditional West African drums. This traditional West African music course will introduce students to the vibr ... more
How fast can you see? The human eye is limited in its ability to observe the separation between subsequent flashes when they reach a critical threshold -- a phenomena known as Flicker Fusion. Intere ... more

WEP-Library ePoster Exhibition- Monday

Location: University Library

Posters submitted by KAUST graduate students and postdocs will be displayed using the University Library ePoster platform during the first week of the Winter Enrichment Program. Poster prese ... more

Creative Tactics for Communicating Science 1/3

Location: Spine auditorium between buildings 2 & 3

By Nicholas Demille

Communicating science has become an integral part of a scientist’s research cycle. According to UNESCO, there are more than 7 million scientists and researchers working in labs today  -- ... more

Escape Room - Monday- Register your Team

Location: Times Square, Multipurpose Room

By Escape Hunt

We bring to KAUST the most exciting room escape experience! Open to KAUST Community Members only Escape Hunt noun, Def: The name given to 20 minutes of pure, unadulterated excit ... more

KAUST Live Interview with Paolo Di Croce

Location: Lobby, Building 20

By Paolo di Croce

KAUST Live consists of a 20 minute live interview and a 10 minute Q&A with the audience livestreamed at KAUST's Facebook page. The speaker will have a chance to talk about his top ... more
The best way to keep time is through rhythm; the best way to learn rhythm is by playing traditional West African drums. This traditional West African music course will introduce students to the vibr ... more

A Conversation with Paolo Sassone-Corsi

Location: Spine Auditorium between Bldg 4 & 5

By Paolo Sassone-Corsi

"A Conversation with..." is a series of technical talks with invited speakers and are an intimate and interactive session allowing for a deeper conversation about a technical topic.  The sessio ... more

Film: À la recherche des femmes chefs (2016)

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

Slow Food: A Global Movement to Change the Food System

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Paolo di Croce

We live in a world where the production/consumption system that has characterised the last 70 years has failed: more than 800 millions of people suffer from hunger, almost 2 billions suffer from des ... more

Creative Tactics for Communicating Science 2/3

Location: Spine auditorium between buildings 2 & 3

By Nicholas Demille

Communicating science has become an integral part of a scientist’s research cycle. According to UNESCO, there are more than 7 million scientists and researchers working in labs today  -- ... more

Time to Cook

Location: Pure Restaurant, Island Recreation Center

By Sarah Aljuffali

An interactive food show that displays an array of farming produce from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The event aims to introduce and educate the audience through a series of food tasting of the loca ... more

Slow Food in Saudi Arabia

Location: Spine Auditorium Between 4 and 5

By Paolo di Croce

Slow Food is an international movement, involving thousands of volunteers and activists and that is present in 160 countries in the world. It has not been set up in Saudi Arabia yet, and the start ... more

LabVIEW Workshop A

Location: Library - Computer Room

By Mounzer Saleh

LabVIEW is a comprehensive development environment that contains all the tools engineers and scientists need to design and deploy measurement and control systems. About this Workshop In this 1-day ... more

MOSTI Tour on Time - Monday

Location: MOSTI Museum

By Ana Catarina D. Matias

Take a guided tour of the Museum of Science and Technology in Islam with Ana Catarina D. Matias, acting manager, Public Relations at KAUST.  The Museum celebrates the contributions of Mus ... more

Film: 'Ratatouille'

Location: Cinema

 We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to ... more

Live Keynote and Q&A

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Michael Young

Internal biological mechanisms, called circadian clocks, control the timing of a host of biological functions in organisms from fruit flies to humans. Studies of the molecular basis for this circadian ... more

Film Screening and Discussion: Slow Food Story

Location: Cinema

By Paolo di Croce

Film Festival Credits: 1
We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more
The best way to keep time is through rhythm; the best way to learn rhythm is by playing traditional West African drums. This traditional West African music course will introduce students to the vibran ... more

Film: The Lunchbox

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Innovating in today’s world is becoming an essential trait for tomorrow’s jobs. This 3-day course will help students understand the fundamentals of Innovation & Entrepreneurship to bui ... more
The best way to keep time is through rhythm; the best way to learn rhythm is by playing traditional West African drums. This traditional West African music course will introduce students to the vibr ... more
How fast can you see? The human eye is limited in its ability to observe the separation between subsequent flashes when they reach a critical threshold -- a phenomena known as Flicker Fusion. Intere ... more

CERN Virtual Visit Course

Location: Library, Computer Lab

By Christos Chatzichristidis

The first part of the three-hours course, will serve as a brief introduction to the basic principles and tools required for experimental analysis of CERN collider data. Students will interact with a ... more

WEP-Library ePoster Exhibition - Tuesday

Location: University Library

 Posters submitted by KAUST graduate students and postdocs will be displayed using the University Library ePoster platform during the first week of the Winter Enrichment Program. Poster ... more

Creative Tactics for Communicating Science 3/3

Location: Spine auditorium between buildings 2 & 3

By Nicholas Demille

Communicating science has become an integral part of a scientist’s research cycle. According to UNESCO, there are more than 7 million scientists and researchers working in labs today  -- ... more

Escape Room - Tuesday- Register your Team

Location: Times Square, Multipurpose Room

By Escape Hunt

We bring to KAUST the most exciting room escape experience! Open to KAUST Community Members only Escape Hunt noun, Def: The name given to 20 minutes of pure, unadulterated excit ... more

KAUST Live Interview with Priyamvada Natarajan

Location: Lobby, Building 20

By Priyamvada Natarajan

KAUST Live consists of a 20 minute live interview and a 10 minute Q&A with the audience livestreamed at KAUST's Facebook page. The speaker will have a chance to talk about his top ... more
The best way to keep time is through rhythm; the best way to learn rhythm is by playing traditional West African drums. This traditional West African music course will introduce students to the vibr ... more

Film: Big Bang Machine (2015)

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

Chasing After The First Black Holes

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Priyamvada Natarajan

We now know that black holes are ubiquitous in the universe, in fact, every galaxy including our own harbors a supermassive black hole in its center. Less than 40 years ago, black holes were consi ... more

Opening of the CERN LHC Tunnel Exhibit

Location: University Library, Level 2, Lobby

By John Ellis | Priyamvada Natarajan

Join us for the official opening of the LHC CERN Interactive Tunnel with CERN Professor John Ellis and Yale Professor Priyamvada Natarajan.  What is the universe made of? How did it sta ... more

LabVIEW Workshop B

Location: Library - Computer Room

By Mounzer Saleh

LabVIEW is a comprehensive development environment that contains all the tools engineers and scientists need to design and deploy measurement and control systems. About this Workshop In this 1-day ... more

WEP-Library ePoster Competition - JAN 15

Location: University Library

Display and present your best research during this year’s WEP-Library ePoster Competition.  *This event is open to graduate students and postdocs only.  Interested in sharing you ... more

MOSTI Tour on Time - Tuesday

Location: MOSTI Museum

By Ana Catarina D. Matias

Take a guided tour of the Museum of Science and Technology in Islam with Ana Catarina D. Matias, acting manager, Public Relations at KAUST.  The Museum celebrates the contributions of Mus ... more

KAUST Live Interview with John Ellis

Location: Lobby, Building 20

By John Ellis

KAUST Live consists of a 20 minute live interview and a 10 minute Q&A with the audience livestreamed at KAUST's Facebook page. The speaker will have a chance to talk about his topic ... more

Film: 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman'

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

What are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By John Ellis

What are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? These are fundamental questions about the Universe and our place within it that particle physicists address by studying the fundamental const ... more
Film Festival Credits: 1
We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more
The best way to keep time is through rhythm; the best way to learn rhythm is by playing traditional West African drums. This traditional West African music course will introduce students to the vibran ... more

Film: Source Code (2011)

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The best way to keep time is through rhythm; the best way to learn rhythm is by playing traditional West African drums. This traditional West African music course will introduce students to the vibran ... more
How fast can you see? The human eye is limited in its ability to observe the separation between subsequent flashes when they reach a critical threshold -- a phenomena known as Flicker Fusion. Interest ... more

Reinventing Al Jazari's Time Machines 1/4

Location: University Library, Sea View Room, Level 3

By Aida Rivera | Myraida Rivera Marzan

Al Jazari: A mechanical genious of his time Al-Jazari (Turkey, 1136- 1206) was the most outstanding mechanical engineer of his time. He served the Turkish Artuqid kings as a mechanical engineer and i ... more

WEP-Library ePoster Exhibition - Wednesday

Location: University Library

Posters submitted by KAUST graduate students and postdocs will be displayed using the University Library ePoster platform during the first week of the Winter Enrichment Program. Poster prese ... more

The Time of Genome Editing revolution in Aging, Organ Regeneration and Disease

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte

A Conversation with..." is a series of technical talks with invited speakers and are an intimate and interactive session allowing for a deeper conversation about a technical topic.&n ... more

Escape Room - Wednesday- Register your Team

Location: Times Square, Multipurpose Room

By Escape Hunt

We bring to KAUST the most exciting room escape experience! Open to KAUST Community Members only Escape Hunt noun, Def: The name given to 20 minutes of pure, unadulterated excit ... more

KAUST Live Interview with Joao Antunes

Location: Lobby, Building 20

KAUST Live consists of a 20 minute live interview and a 10 minute Q&A with the audience livestreamed at KAUST's Facebook page. The speaker will have a chance to talk about his top ... more
The best way to keep time is through rhythm; the best way to learn rhythm is by playing traditional West African drums. This traditional West African music course will introduce students to the vibr ... more

A Conversation with John Ellis

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By John Ellis

"A Conversation with..." is a series of technical talks with invited speakers and are an intimate and interactive session allowing for a deeper conversation about a technical topic.  The sessio ... more

Film: The Fabric of the Cosmos

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

Geologic and human time scales: How can we salvage our global civilization?

Location: Auditorium Building 20

By Tad Patzek

For millennia, humans have relied on the "free" environmental services. These life-giving services are clean air to breathe, fertile soil, mild temperatures, healthy forests and savannas, healthy ri ... more

Let's Build a Sundial

Location: University Library

By Matej Mlejnek | Peter Rautek

About this two-day workshop To kick-off 2019 we are planning a short fun activity: The goal is to build a simple but large (~10m) sundial. In this workshop organized by the self-directed group Maker ... more

MOSTI Tour on Time - Wednesday

Location: MOSTI Museum

By Ana Catarina D. Matias

Take a guided tour of the Museum of Science and Technology in Islam with Ana Catarina D. Matias, acting manager, Public Relations at KAUST.  The Museum celebrates the contributions of Mus ... more
KAUST Live consists of a 20 minute live interview and a 10 minute Q&A with the audience livestreamed at KAUST's Facebook page. The speaker will have a chance to talk about his top ... more

Film: The House with a Clock In Its Walls (2018)

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

Opening: Hidden Dimensions of Light Exhibition

Location: University Library

By Nadya Suvorova

Artist and designer Nadya Suvorova exchanged and developed ideas with researchers of the Division for Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) at KAUST for a three-mont ... more

Turning Back the Aging Clock

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte

Registration to this event is mandatory for all students who must complete WEP.   About the speaker Professor Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte is Director of the Development and St ... more

Film Screening and Discussion: The Age of Adaline (2015)

Location: Cinema

Film Festival Credits: 1
We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more
The best way to keep time is through rhythm; the best way to learn rhythm is by playing traditional West African drums. This traditional West African music course will introduce students to the vibran ... more

Film: 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more
Thursday, January 17, 2019
The best way to keep time is through rhythm; the best way to learn rhythm is by playing traditional West African drums. This traditional West African music course will introduce students to the vibr ... more

Reinventing Al Jazari's Time Machines 2/4

Location: University Library, Sea View Room, Level 3

By Aida Rivera | Myraida Rivera Marzan

Al Jazari: A mechanical genious of his time Al-Jazari (Turkey, 1136- 1206) was the most outstanding mechanical engineer of his time. He served the Turkish Artuqid kings as a mechanical engineer and i ... more

A Conversation with Giulio Tononi

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Giulio Tononi

"A Conversation with..." is a series of technical talks with invited speakers and are an intimate and interactive session allowing for a deeper conversation about a technical topic.  The sessio ... more

WEP-Library ePoster Exhibition - Thursday

Location: University Library

Posters submitted by KAUST graduate students and postdocs will be displayed using the University Library ePoster platform during the first week of the Winter Enrichment Program. Poster prese ... more

Escape Room - Thursday- Register your Team

Location: Times Square, Multipurpose Room

By Escape Hunt

We bring to KAUST the most exciting room escape experience! Open to KAUST Community Members only Escape Hunt noun, Def: The name given to 20 minutes of pure, unadulterated excit ... more

KAUST Live Interview with Chiara Cirelli

Location: Bldg 20, Lobby

By Chiara Cirelli

KAUST Live consists of a 20-minute live interview and a 10 minute Q&A with the audience live-streamed at KAUST's Facebook page. The speaker will have a chance to talk about his topi ... more
The best way to keep time is through rhythm; the best way to learn rhythm is by playing traditional West African drums. This traditional West African music course will introduce students to the vibr ... more

Film: What Are Dreams?

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

The Sleeping Brain

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Chiara Cirelli

The details of this event will be confirmed shortly. Chiara Cirelli is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Dr. Cirelli’s research is aime ... more

Alumni Lecture Series

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Albara Al Auhali | Hassan Al-Ismail | Vanessa Robitzch | Vasiliki Kordopati | Yiqiang Fan |

Join us for the annual Alumni Lecture Series, a highlight in the University’s event calendar! We welcome the return to KAUST of five alumni who will present highlights from their work in ... more

MOSTI Tour on Time - Thursday

Location: MOSTI Museum

By Ana Catarina D. Matias

Take a guided tour of the Museum of Science and Technology in Islam with Ana Catarina D. Matias, acting manager, Public Relations at KAUST.  The Museum celebrates the contributions of Mus ... more

Film: Alice in Wonderland

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

What is Consciousness? Time, Consciousness and Reality

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Giulio Tononi

Registration to this event is mandatory for all students who must complete WEP.  About the speaker Giulio Tononi received his medical degree from the University of Pisa, Italy, ... more

Film Screening and Discussion: Inception (2010)

Location: Cinema

By Jesper Tegner

Film Festival Credits: 1
We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more
The best way to keep time is through rhythm; the best way to learn rhythm is by playing traditional West African drums. This traditional West African music course will introduce students to the vibr ... more

Music Through Time

Location: Discovery Square

A special Thursday Night Live!  session with a musical journey of popular, rock and hip-hop music and part of the Times Square program during WEP 2019. This event will feature the foll ... more

Film: Fermat's Room (2007)

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more
Friday, January 18, 2019

A Masterclass in Yoga - Friday

Location: Island Recreation Center, Outdoor next to Pure Restaurant

By Melissa L. Manuel

WEP yoga will be a classic vinyasa class, including warm up, standing, strength, and balance postures, floor stretching and twisting, followed by a cool down and a short meditation period. This clas ... more

Escape Room - Friday- Register your Team

Location: Times Square, Multipurpose Room

By Escape Hunt

We bring to KAUST the most exciting room escape experience! Open to KAUST Community Members only Escape Hunt noun, Def: The name given to 20 minutes of pure, unadulterated excit ... more

Film: Modern Times

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

Film: Blade Runner (1982)

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

Film: Back to the Future

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

Time is Rhythm Drumming Show

Location: Times Square

By Ali Diop | Makha Diop

  West African drummer Makha Diop joins with the drummers of the Jeddah ensemble Firqat Al Sharq​ in a cross-cultural exploration of time through rhythm. They will fuse the sounds of thei ... more

Film: Back to the Future Part II

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

Firqat Al Sharq – Live in Concert

Location: Discovery Square

Firqat Al Sharq return to the stage to  perform a lively mix of classical and popular Arabic music. Food Rocks themed food booth with food for purchase will be situated in Discovery Square. ... more

Film: Back to the Future part III

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more
Saturday, January 19, 2019

A Masterclass in Yoga - Saturday

Location: Island Recreation Center, Outdoor next to Pure Restaurant

By Melissa L. Manuel

WEP yoga will be a classic vinyasa class, including warm up, standing, strength, and balance postures, floor stretching and twisting, followed by a cool down and a short meditation period. This clas ... more

Escape Room - Saturday- Register your Team

Location: Times Square, Multipurpose Room

By Escape Hunt

We bring to KAUST the most exciting room escape experience! Open to KAUST Community Members only Escape Hunt noun, Def: The name given to 20 minutes of pure, unadulterated excit ... more

Film: Mon Oncle (1958)

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

Film: Yellow Submarine (1968)

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

Film: Journey to Mecca

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

The Night of the AdEaters® about TIME - Saturday

Location: Cinema

For one night, let yourself be overwhelmed by a tsunami of commercials from the most remote corners of the planet; deliriously creative, aesthetic, exotic, moving, sometimes very kitsch, and especia ... more

Film: Boyhood (2014)

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Be Mind full or Mindful? Group A 1/2

Location: Bldg 5, Level 5, Room 5220

By Sandra Katakalea

Mindfulness is a fundamental skill The concept of time in our everyday life mainly consists of being caught into the past or the future. Present sometimes is almost nonexistent or we rush it too quic ... more

Reinventing Al Jazari's Time Machines 3/4

Location: University Library, Sea View Room, Level 3

By Aida Rivera | Myraida Rivera Marzan

Al Jazari: A mechanical genious of his time Al-Jazari (Turkey, 1136- 1206) was the most outstanding mechanical engineer of his time. He served the Turkish Artuqid kings as a mechanical engineer and i ... more

Masterclass: Science of Storytelling 1/5

Location: Spine auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Ian McLeod | Jon Rawlinson | Mark Ziembicki | Todd Nims

Make your research meaningful for a general audience Science and technology have infinite potential for solving local and global concerns. However, many scientists are unable to convey their research ... more

(Re)Conceptualizing Time

Location: Building 20 Level 2 Rehearsal Room

By Rachel Sussman

Contemporary artist Rachel Sussman will share her creative process, and challenge students to reframe the concepts of "personal time" and "cosmic time," to provide a forum for a dynamic, p ... more

Undergraduate Poster Competition Exhibition - Jan 20

Location: University Library

KAUST is excited to present its annual International poster competition. Everyone is welcome to attend the exhibit as undergraduate students from around the world present their best research in a post ... more

Intellectual Property; What is It and Why Should I Care

Location: Spine auditorium between Buildings 2 & 3

By Mardson Mcquay

Intellectual property (IP) protection is essential to foster innovation. For the protection of important technology for commercialization, a strong and enforceable patent is required. Hence, scienti ... more

Escape Room- Sunday- Register your Team

Location: Times Square, Multipurpose Room

By Escape Hunt

We bring to KAUST the most exciting room escape experience! Open to KAUST Community Members only Escape Hunt noun, Def: The name given to 20 minutes of pure, unadulterated excit ... more

KAUST Live Interview with Martin Van Kranendonk

Location: Lobby, Building 20

By Martin Van Kranendonk

KAUST Live consists of a 20 minute live interview and a 10 minute Q&A with the audience livestreamed at KAUST's Facebook page. The speaker will have a chance to talk about his top ... more

Let's Build a Sundial

Location: University Library

By Matej Mlejnek | Peter Rautek

About this two-day workshop To kick-off 2019 we are planning a short fun activity: The goal is to build a simple but large (~10m) sundial. In this workshop organized by the self-directed group Maker ... more

The Search for Life on Mars

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Martin Van Kranendonk

The details of this event will be confirmed shortly.

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Watch WEP 2019 Lectures

Time and Creativity Panel

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Nadya Suvorova | Nasser Alsalem | Todd Nims

The details of this event will be confirmed shortly. Related Events Kontinuum: Photography, Time, and Technology (Re)Conceptualizing Time All the Time in World We value your feedback and welcom ... more

Masterclass: Science of Storytelling 2/5

Location: Spine auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Ian McLeod | Jon Rawlinson | Mark Ziembicki | Todd Nims

Make your research meaningful for a general audience Science and technology have infinite potential for solving local and global concerns. However, many scientists are unable to convey their research ... more

MOSTI Tour on Time - Sunday

Location: MOSTI Museum

By Ana Catarina D. Matias

Take a guided tour of the Museum of Science and Technology in Islam with Ana Catarina D. Matias, acting manager, Public Relations at KAUST.  The Museum celebrates the contributions of Musli ... more

KAUST Live Interview with Rachel Sussman

Location: Lobby, Building 20

By Rachel Sussman

KAUST Live consists of a 20 minute live interview and a 10 minute Q&A with the audience livestreamed at KAUST's Facebook page. The speaker will have a chance to talk about his top ... more

Moving Forward Together Opening

Location: University Library

By Adam Magyar

Join us for the opening of the photo exhibition Moving Forward Together by artist Adam Magyar and the WEP students. Members of the KAUST university were invited to participate in a photographic pro ... more

LEGO Workshop - January 20, 3-5 PM

Location: Conference Room # 2252, Bldg. 5

By Atlab Ltd.

About this 2-hour Workshop Open Lego EV3 Mindstorm core set, think, design and build and program the project using the kit and let see the result. During this 2-hour workshop, 20 participants will em ... more

Film: WALL·E (2008)

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

Kontinuum: Photography, Time, and Technology

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Adam Magyar

Adam Magyar finds innovative ways to use tech to observe life. That led him to capture the passing of time and freeze it into still photographs and videos. Using modified or self-built high-tech dig ... more

All the Time in World

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Rachel Sussman

Artist Rachel Sussman has spent over a decade creating and portraying the dynamic relationships with personal and cosmic time. During her lecture, Rachel will discuss several of her projects includi ... more

LEGO Workshop - January 20 7-9 PM

Location: Conference Room # 2252, Bldg. 5

By Atlab Ltd.

About this 2-hour Workshop Open Lego EV3 Mindstorm core set, think, design and build and program the project using the kit and let see the result. During this 2-hour workshop, 20 participants will em ... more
Film Festival Credits: 1
We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

Film: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more
Monday, January 21, 2019
About this morning workshop for new students During this workshop, students will explore how scientific articles are constructed and interpreted, how research findings are presented, and how scientif ... more

Be Mind full or Mindful? Group A 2/2

Location: Bldg 5, Level 5, Room 5220

By Sandra Katakalea

Mindfulness is a fundamental skill The concept of time in our everyday life mainly consists of being caught into the past or the future. Present sometimes is almost nonexistent or we rush it too quic ... more

Masterclass: Science of Storytelling 3/5

Location: Spine auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Ian McLeod | Jon Rawlinson | Mark Ziembicki | Todd Nims

Make your research meaningful for a general audience Science and technology have infinite potential for solving local and global concerns. However, many scientists are unable to convey their research ... more

Undergraduate Poster Competition Exhibition - Jan 21

Location: University Library

KAUST is excited to present its annual International poster competition. Everyone is welcome to attend the exhibit as undergraduate students from around the world present their best research in a post ... more

Escape Room- Monday- Register your Team

Location: Times Square, Multipurpose Room

By Escape Hunt

We bring to KAUST the most exciting room escape experience! Open to KAUST Community Members only Escape Hunt noun, Def: The name given to 20 minutes of pure, unadulterated excit ... more

Pushing the Limits of Science on the Track

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Mani Sarathy | Mark Barnett | Matteo Parsani

McLaren Racing and KAUST are research & development partners on extreme performance technology for racing vehicles. This panel discussion will showcase current projects jointly researched b ... more

Film: Tooned

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

Science Fair Competition

Location: University Library

Showcase your science at KAUST! Every year during WEP, the Science Fair brings technology and science to the KAUST community and local schools. This is a great opportunity to come and learn about t ... more

Reinventing Al Jazari's Time Machines 4/4

Location: University Library, Sea View Room, Level 3

By Aida Rivera | Myraida Rivera Marzan

Al Jazari: A mechanical genious of his time Al-Jazari (Turkey, 1136- 1206) was the most outstanding mechanical engineer of his time. He served the Turkish Artuqid kings as a mechanical engineer and i ... more

Scientific Writing for Academic Success: Advanced PhDs 1/4

Location: Bldg. 9 Classroom 3131 ≤ 42

By Umair Bin Waleed |

During this workshop, students will explore how scientific articles are constructed and interpreted, how research findings are presented, and how scientific arguments are developed. Attendees will lea ... more

MOSTI Tour on Time- Monday

Location: MOSTI Museum

By Ana Catarina D. Matias

Take a guided tour of the Museum of Science and Technology in Islam with Ana Catarina D. Matias, acting manager, Public Relations at KAUST.  The Museum celebrates the contributions of Musli ... more
KAUST Live consists of a 20 minute live interview and a 10 minute Q&A with the audience livestreamed at KAUST's Facebook page. The speaker will have a chance to talk about his top ... more

FILM: Cars (2006)

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more
“From Knowledge to Value: The Role of Technology and Innovation in Maintaining a Competitive Edge” Staying ahead of the competition is key to success in business, and the key to staying ... more

The Race against Time

Location: Auditorium Bldg.20

By Jonathan Neale | Lando Norris

It’s lights out, McLaren's deadline has past. A prototype F1 car, made up of 16,000 ever-changing components, poised on the starting grid, ready to race. With an update every 15 minutes, racin ... more

Sidewalk Music in Times Square

Location: Discovery Square

Stroll into Discovery Square (aka Times Square) on Monday evening, January 21 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm and come across some community musicians who will create a delightful, informal musical atmosphe ... more

Film Screening and Discussion: McLaren (2017)

Location: Cinema

Film Festival Credits: 1
We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

Film: Sully (2016)

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Scientific Writing for Academic Success: New Students for Credits 2/4

Location: Bldg. 9 Classroom 3131 ≤ 42

By Umair Bin Waleed |

About this morning workshop for new students During this workshop, students will explore how scientific articles are constructed and interpreted, how research findings are presented, and how scientif ... more

Masterclass: Science of Storytelling 4/5

Location: Spine auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Ian McLeod | Jon Rawlinson | Mark Ziembicki | Todd Nims

Make your research meaningful for a general audience Science and technology have infinite potential for solving local and global concerns. However, many scientists are unable to convey their research ... more

Undergraduate Poster Competition Exhibition - Jan 22

Location: University Library

KAUST is excited to present its annual International poster competition. Everyone is welcome to attend the exhibit as undergraduate students from around the world present their best research in a post ... more

Escape Room- Tuesday - Register your Team

Location: Times Square, Multipurpose Room

By Escape Hunt

We bring to KAUST the most exciting room escape experience! Open to KAUST Community Members only Escape Hunt noun, Def: The name given to 20 minutes of pure, unadulterated excit ... more

Flicker Fusion: How Fast Can You See?

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 2 & 3

By Brian Parrot | Hassane Trigui | Sahejad Patel

How fast can you see? The human eye is limited in its ability to observe the separation between subsequent flashes when they reach a critical threshold -- a phenomena known as Flicker Fusion. In ... more

Film: Stainless

Location: Cinema

By Adam Magyar

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

Idea Workout

Location: Building 19 Conference Center, Hall 1

By Robert Frith

The Idea workout is a workshop which aims to introduce people to prototyping process and the part it plays in generating, challenging and exploring ideas. The 1hr session is designed to get participan ... more

Rewinding the Clock on Memory Loss

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Karen Ashe

The concept of time becomes a concrete and palpable “object” with our collection of memories. When our ability to collect and preserve memories is at risk, separating the past from ficti ... more

Scientific Writing for Academic Success: Advanced PhDs 2/4

Location: Bldg. 9 Classroom 3131 ≤ 42

By Umair Bin Waleed |

During this workshop, students will explore how scientific articles are constructed and interpreted, how research findings are presented, and how scientific arguments are developed. Attendees will lea ... more

Times of Time: Being Autistic in a Hectic World

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Josef Schovanec

Every single western traveler to a non-western place is first and foremost unsettled by the slow pace at which time flows. Regularity and smoothness seem to be the main features of what Eliade used ... more

Idea Workout

Location: Building 19, Level 3, Conference Hall 1

By Robert Frith

The Idea workout is a workshop which aims to introduce people to prototyping process and the part it plays in generating, challenging and exploring ideas. The 1hr session is designed to get participan ... more

MOSTI Tour on Time- Tuesday

Location: MOSTI Museum

By Ana Catarina D. Matias

Take a guided tour of the Museum of Science and Technology in Islam with Ana Catarina D. Matias, acting manager, Public Relations at KAUST.  The Museum celebrates the contributions of Musli ... more

KAUST Live Interview with Salim Al-Hassani

Location: Lobby, Building 20

By Salim Al-Hassani

KAUST Live consists of a 20 minute live interview and a 10 minute Q&A with the audience livestreamed at KAUST's Facebook page. The speaker will have a chance to talk about his top ... more

LEGO Workshop - January 22, 3-5 PM

Location: Conference Room # 2252, Bldg. 5

By Atlab Ltd.

About this 2-hour Workshop Open Lego EV3 Mindstorm core set, think, design and build and program the project using the kit and let see the result. During this 2 hour workshop, 20 participants will em ... more

Undergraduate Poster Competition

Location: University Library

KAUST is excited to present its annual International poster competition. Everyone is welcome to attend the exhibit as undergraduate students from around the world present their best research in a po ... more

Intellectual Property: Search Session

Location: Spine auditorium between Buildings 2 & 3

By Janis Tyhurst

This workshop will give an overview of different patent search resources available, with a focus on PatBase Express (subscribed database). The session will include hands-on exercises to aid particip ... more

Louvre Abu Dhabi: A Museum of the Similarities of Human Experience Over Time

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Noemi Daucé

Reinventing the universal museum in the 21st century? Born of a collaboration between Abu Dhabi and France, Louvre Abu Dhabi is a universal museum that enables visitors to experience art&mdash ... more

Time and the Golden Age of Islam

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Salim Al-Hassani

Time measurement has, throughout history and across continents, been a central part of the lives of Muslims. The need to determine the times of daily prayers as well as the start/beginning and end o ... more

LEGO Workshop - January 22, 7-9 PM

Location: Conference Room # 2252, Bldg. 5

By Atlab Ltd.

About this 2-hour Workshop Open Lego EV3 Mindstorm core set, think, design and build and program the project using the kit and let see the result. During this 2 hour workshop, 20 participants will em ... more
Film Festival Credits: 1
We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

Film: Arrival (2016)

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Scientific Writing for Academic Success: New Students for Credits 3/4

Location: Bldg. 9 Classroom 3131 ≤ 42

By Umair Bin Waleed |

About this morning workshop for new students During this workshop, students will explore how scientific articles are constructed and interpreted, how research findings are presented, and how scientif ... more

Masterclass: Science of Storytelling 5/5

Location: Spine auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Ian McLeod | Jon Rawlinson | Mark Ziembicki | Todd Nims

Make your research meaningful for a general audience Science and technology have infinite potential for solving local and global concerns. However, many scientists are unable to convey their research ... more

Be Mind full or Mindful? Group B 1/2

Location: Bldg 5, Level 5, Room 5220

By Sandra Katakalea

Mindfulness is a fundamental skill The concept of time in our everyday life mainly consists of being caught into the past or the future. Present sometimes is almost nonexistent or we rush it too quic ... more

Undergraduate Poster Competition Exhibition - Jan 23

Location: University Library

KAUST is excited to present its annual International poster competition. Everyone is welcome to attend the exhibit as undergraduate students from around the world present their best research in a post ... more

KAUST Live Interview with David Rooney

Location: Lobby, Building 20

By David Rooney

KAUST Live consists of a 20 minute live interview and a 10 minute Q&A with the audience livestreamed at KAUST's Facebook page. The speaker will have a chance to talk about his top ... more

A Philosophical Odyssey in The Concept of Time

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 2 & 3

By Francois de Ryckel

Francois de Ryckel will present how philosophy has conceptualized time throughout history. The audience will travel in time to discover how Greek philosophers already devised linear and cyclica ... more

Film: Louvre Abu Dhabi (2018)

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

Selling Time: Stories from the Greenwich Observatory

Location: Bldg. 20 Auditorium

By David Rooney

We are surrounded today by accurate time. We can hear time signals on the radio or look at automatically corrected kitchen clocks. Our home computers are synchronized by the internet or we can pick ... more

Scientific Writing for Academic Success: Advanced PhDs 3/4

Location: Bldg. 9 Classroom 3131 ≤ 42

By Umair Bin Waleed |

During this workshop, students will explore how scientific articles are constructed and interpreted, how research findings are presented, and how scientific arguments are developed. Attendees will lea ... more
About this 2-day workshop This workshop will cover everything from the foundations of blockchain, to what smart contracts are, how to write them, good examples worldwide, and a brainstorming session ... more

A Conversation with David Rooney

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 2 & 3

By David Rooney

"A Conversation with..." is a series of technical talks with invited speakers and are an intimate and interactive session allowing for a deeper conversation about a technical topic.  The sessio ... more

MOSTI Tour on Time- Wednesday

Location: MOSTI Museum

By Ana Catarina D. Matias

Take a guided tour of the Museum of Science and Technology in Islam with Ana Catarina D. Matias, acting manager, Public Relations at KAUST.  The Museum celebrates the contributions of Musli ... more

KAUST Live Interview with Dava Sobel

Location: Lobby, Building 20

By Dava Sobel

KAUST Live consists of a 20 minute live interview and a 10 minute Q&A with the audience livestreamed at KAUST's Facebook page. The speaker will have a chance to talk about his top ... more

The Making of the Film Born a King

Location: Cinema

By Todd Nims

A sneak peak of clips from the film BORN A KING followed by a Q&A with the film producer Todd Nims on the challenges of making the film. An extraordinary real life story set in 1919 , BORN ... more

Farmers Market - Wednesday

Location: Times Square

The KAUST Farmers Market, part of the sustainable food movement, will feature on Wednesday 23, Thursday 24, and Friday 25 locally sourced produce, nuts, seeds, honey, and fresh fish for purc ... more

Idea Workout

Location: Building 19 Conference Center, Hall 1

By Robert Frith

The Idea workout is a workshop which aims to introduce people to prototyping process and the part it plays in generating, challenging and exploring ideas. The 1hr session is designed to get participan ... more

Longitude: A Matter of Time

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Dava Sobel

Registration to this event is mandatory for all students who must complete WEP.  About the speaker Dava Sobel is an American writer of popular expositions of scientific topics. Her ... more

Film Screening and Discussion: Longitude (2000)

Location: Cinema

By Dava Sobel

Film Festival Credits: 1
We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Scientific Writing for Academic Success: New Students for Credits 4/4

Location: Bldg. 9 Classroom 3131 ≤ 42

By Umair Bin Waleed |

About this morning workshop for new students During this workshop, students will explore how scientific articles are constructed and interpreted, how research findings are presented, and how scientif ... more
About this 2-day workshop This workshop will cover everything from the foundations of blockchain, to what smart contracts are, how to write them, good examples worldwide, and a brainstorming session ... more

Be Mind full or Mindful? Group B 2/2

Location: Bldg 5, Level 5, Room 5220

By Sandra Katakalea

Mindfulness is a fundamental skill The concept of time in our everyday life mainly consists of being caught into the past or the future. Present sometimes is almost nonexistent or we rush it too quic ... more

Undergraduate Poster Competition Exhibition - Jan 24

Location: University Library

KAUST is excited to present its annual International poster competition. Everyone is welcome to attend the exhibit as undergraduate students from around the world present their best research in a post ... more

Location, Location, Location, and Time

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Roger Wattenhofer

The Global Positioning System GPS has been a driver for so many applications that it is often considered to be a key technology of our time. GPS is not only the dominant positioning service, but it ... more

Scientific Writing for Academic Success: Advanced PhDs 4/4

Location: Bldg. 9 Classroom 3131 ≤ 42

By Umair Bin Waleed |

During this workshop, students will explore how scientific articles are constructed and interpreted, how research findings are presented, and how scientific arguments are developed. Attendees will lea ... more

Farmers Market - Thursday

Location: Times Square

The KAUST Farmers Market, part of the sustainable food movement, will feature on Wednesday 23, Thursday 24, and Friday 25 locally sourced produce, nuts, seeds, honey, and fresh fish for purc ... more

Final Gala and Award Ceremony

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Opera in Roma

Don’t miss our Final Gala as we celebrate the end of the tenth annual Winter Enrichment Program, featuring an evening of live performance and awards.  Vivaldi's Four Seasons by ... more
Friday, January 25, 2019

Farmers Market - Friday

Location: Times Square

The KAUST Farmers Market, part of the sustainable food movement, will feature on Wednesday 23, Thursday 24, and Friday 25 locally sourced produce, nuts, seeds, honey, and fresh fish for purc ... more