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Jerusalem Post profiles TAU President Professor Ariel Porat

Meet the man running Israel’s largest university Professor Ariel Porat is the dynamic president of Tel Aviv University By Alan Rosenbaum | The Jerusalem Post | May 5, 2022 The office of Ariel Porat, president of Tel Aviv University, tastefully furnished with comfortable black chairs, a gleaming brown conference table, a work desk and a… Read More

TAU awards honorary degree to New York Times journalist Jodi Kantor

In a ceremony held during the 2022 Board of Governors meeting, Tel Aviv University (TAU) awarded honorary degrees to 11 individuals and an organization, all of whom have made exceptionally positive impact on the world. The honorary degrees were awarded by the Chairwoman of TAU’s Board of Governors Dafna Meitar-Nechmad, TAU President Professor Ariel Porat,… Read More

Brain size determined survival chances among large animals

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) and the University of Naples have examined the mass extinction of large animals over the past tens of thousands of years and found that extinct species had, on average, much smaller brains than species that survived. The researchers link the size of the brain (in relation to the body… Read More

Fruit bats are outstanding navigators, even by day

A new Tel Aviv University (TAU) study has found that fruit bats use their biological sonar during the day, even though their vision is excellent and would presumably eliminate the need for the bats to emit calls to the environment and use their echoes to locate objects (a process known as echolocation). The researchers believe… Read More

Antisemitism in 2021: War and Covid-19 catalyzed global uptick

Antisemitic incidents dramatically increased over the past year in almost all countries with large Jewish populations, according to the Antisemitism Worldwide Report 2021 published by The Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University (TAU). Released annually on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the report is based on dozens of… Read More

Technology from TAU will use smart sensors to ensure vaccine safety

A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) enables vaccine developers to determine vaccine safety via smart wearable sensors that measure objective physiological parameters. According to the researchers, most clinical trials testing the safety of new vaccines. including COVID-19 vaccines, rely on participants’ subjective reports, which can lead to biased results. In contrast, objective physiological… Read More