Opening of the 69th Board

Special events

Date: December 19, 2017
Source: 
WeizmannDirect Issue 9

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At the Opening Gala of the 69th, Prof. Daniel Zajfman thanked Abraham Ben-Naftali for his time as Chair of the International Board and welcomed Prof. Jehuda Reinharz as the new Chair. The evening also presented an opportunity to thanks Prof. Michael Sela and Sara Sela for their magnanimous gift to renovate the Michael and Anna Wix Auditorium—where the event took place and where the annual honorary PhD ceremony is held. The auditorium will be renamed for Prof. Sela.

Through a Late Night with David Letterman format of lighthearted fun and question-and-answer sessions, Dr. Yifat Merbl, Dr. Liran Shlush, and Prof. Eran Bouchbinder presented their research in protein studies, leukemia research, and theoretical physics, respectively. TV and radio personality Hila Korach and Dr. Ofer Firstenberg of the Department of Physics of Complex Systems hosted Late Night at Weizmann.

Former Chair Abraham Ben-Naftali with President Prof. Daniel Zajfman

Former Chair Abraham Ben-Naftali with President Prof. Daniel Zajfman