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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. 

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

Flicker Fusion: Measuring Your Perception of Time 3/3

Location: Bldg. 9 Computer Lab # 2223

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. 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