Clore Lunch celebrates Clore Garden and Clore Prize

Special events

Date: December 4, 2019
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Weizmann Direct Dec. 2019
L to R: Dame Vivien Duffield and Dr. Rita Schmidt

L to R: Dame Vivien Duffield and Dr. Rita Schmidt

The annual Clore Lunch was held on Monday, November 11. This year, the lunchtime celebration honored Dame Vivien Duffield and the Clore Israel Foundation for its support for the renewal and expansion of the Clore Garden of Science, and provided the opportunity to confer the Sir Charles Clore Prize to a new, outstanding scientist.

The 2019 prize went to Dr. Rita Schmidt from the Department of Neuriobiology, an expert in brain imaging whose work has implications for a range of avenues of neuroscience research.

Dana Weiss, Chief Political Analyst of Israel’s Channel 12 News, gave the keynote address, discussing the deadlock in the formation of the Knesset and key issues in Israeli politics and society.