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June 4th, 2008
"I'm the kind of individual that looks at everything with the idea 'how can this be improved?'" Kanbar said, in Israel to accept an honorary doctorate from Bar-Ilan University.
The inventor was honored on Tuesday evening alongside a host of other prominent figures from Israel and around the world.
His support of the university has been primarily for its Institute of Nanotechnology and in establishing the Kanbar Laboratory for Nanomaterials. Inspired by John Bardeen, Walter H. Brattain and William Shockley - the three scientists whose groundbreaking work in the late 1940s led to the invention of the transistor and earned them the Nobel Prize in physics - Kanbar said that his great hope was that Bar-Ilan would one day discover a major scientific breakthrough that would change the world.
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