Adult event
Inventions that Changed the World: Ahmed El Ghandour, Salem Al Marri & Serhii Plokhy

Inventions that Changed the World: Ahmed El Ghandour, Salem Al Marri & Serhii Plokhy

Date/Time: Saturday 12 February 2022 20:00-21:00

Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 2, Hilton, Al Habtoor City

Language: English

Session No. 62 

Our all-star science panel puts forward their cases for the greatest scientific invention or discovery of all time. Coming from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, each makes a compelling case for their choice – which will you find most convincing?

Educational and inspirational, this is a panel not to be missed!

Ahmed El Ghandour is a researcher at the University of Hong Kong and YouTube content creator under the name Da7ee7 and is one of the most prominent popular science figures in the Arab world.

Salem Al Marri is the Head of the UAE Astronaut Programme, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, overseeing the MBRSC’s expansion into new scientific and technical fields alongside ensuring continuing developments in the space sector.

Serhii Plokhy is Professor of History at Harvard University and a leading authority on Eastern Europe. His books include the Baillie Gifford award-winner Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy, Lost Kingdom, The Gates of Europe, and The Last Empire.

The discussion is chaired by Rowan Hooper, senior editor at New Scientist magazine and author of How To Spend A Trillion Dollars – a book that looks at just what science could achieve, if properly funded.

Simultaneous Translation is available for this session. Festival attendees can access simultaneous translation via a QR code shared on-site by using their own personal headphones and smartphone.

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