2016 February Beacon

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February 2016/Rabi Al-Thani, 1437 Volume 7, Issue No. 5 ‫جامعة الملك عبداهلل للعلوم والتقنية‬

‫ المملكة العربية السعودية‬،‫ثول‬

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


‫سيدات ناجحات‬ ‫في العلوم والهندسة‬

Successful women in science and engineering Page 4 2016 Science Fair a 'big bang' Page 6

NASA names asteroid after SRSI alumnus Page 3 A keynote to remember from H.E. Abdullatif Al-Othman Page 8 KAUST celebrates the Year of Light Page 10 Kip Thorne and the science of 'Interstellar' Page 12

Advances in uncertainty quantification methods conference Page 14 Students build and race robots Page 16 KFUPM visits KAUST to discuss collaboration Page 18