Bronickis boost neuroscience

Dita and Yehuda Bronicki were honored for their recent gift to support the research of Prof. Nahum Ulanovksy

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December 19, 2018
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Weizmann Direct
(L-R) Yehuda and Dita Bronicki, Prof. Daniel Zajfman

(L-R) Yehuda and Dita Bronicki, Prof. Daniel Zajfman

At the festive open session of the International Board, Dita and Yehuda Bronicki of Israel were honored for their recent gift to support the neuroscience research of Prof. Nahum Ulanovksy.

Dita and Yehuda Bronicki have played a pioneering role in making Israel a world leader in renewable energy and technological innovation for more than 50 years. They are best known as the founder, CTO, and CEO of Ormat Industries, now the world’s leading producer of geothermal power, with over a thousand employees worldwide. The Bronickis won the Israel Prize for Industry in 2018, and have been called Israel’s “power couple” for their unique role in developing renewable energy. Yehuda is a member of the International Board of the Institute.

Their gift to Prof. Ulanovksy of the Department of Neurobiology, to support his “bat tunnel,” is enabling him to expand his research on bat brains and how bats process information to navigate the environment. His research has major implications for understanding the human brain, and Alzheimer’s disease in particular, in which patients’ spatial sense is degraded.