A Masterful Opening Night
The 70th Annual General Meeting of the International Board kicked off with an evening of art and science.
(L-R) Gil Dor, Achinoam Nini, Prof. David Harel, Dorit Rabinyan, and Oren Nahari.
The Opening Event of the 70th Annual General Meeting of the International Board celebrated a year of global academic partnerships between the Weizmann Institute of Science and other institutions. Israeli friends Tova and Sami Sagol were honored for their longtime support, and specifically their most recent gift to support a research collaboration between the Weizmann Institute and MIT.
Prof. Jehuda Reinharz, Chair of the International Board, delivered opening remarks, and Prof. Daniel Zajfman, President of the Weizmann Institute, talked about the value of both scientific competition and collaboration.
The evening’s theme was “Masterpieces of Mind and Spirit,” and panelists traded ideas about what makes a masterpiece—in art, music, and science—as a way to celebrate the way in which the Weizmann community of scientists has transformed dreams into reality. Panel participants included musical performer and artistic director Gil Dor; Prof. David Harel of the Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics; performer and artist Achinoam Nini (Noa); and author Dorit Rabinyan. The panel was hosted by journalist and author Oren Nahari.