Six honorary doctorates conferred by the Weizmann Institute

November 12, 2015 Agencies
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Lord Robert Winston and Israeli musician Shlomo Bar have joined  two Nobel laureates and two distinguished philanthropists tin receiving honorary doctorates from Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science.

Professor Lord Winston

Professor Lord Winston

Keynote speaker Prof. Lord Winston is a world-renowned fertility expert, a pioneer of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and treatment of female reproductive diseases. He has taught physicians from 80 countries and is a gifted communicator of often-complex science to the public through popular science books, TV programs, and lectures.

Shlomo Bar

Shlomo Bar

Shlomo Bar, composer, vocalist, drummer and social activist, is known as a pioneer of ethnic music in Israel. His unique style, which has inspired many others, mixes East and West with instrumental improvisation and melody, and has contributed immensely to the cultural life of Israel.

Prof. Serge Haroche, recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics, is a quantum physicist who realized Einstein’s dream of isolating and studying individual photons without destroying them. Testing the field of quantum mechanics at its most fundamental level, he opened the way to harnessing it for applications in quantum computing.

Miel de Botton is a clinical psychologist, contemporary art collector, philanthropist and singer-songwriter. Following in the footsteps of her father, Gilbert de Botton, Miel is a dedicated friend of the Weizmann Institute of Science, recently establishing the de Botton

Professor Serge Haroche

Professor Serge Haroche

Center for Marine Science.

Miel de Botton

Miel de Botton

Professor Claude Cohen-Tannoudji

Professor Claude Cohen-Tannoudji

Prof. Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics, is best known for developing the theoretical framework that explains the laser-cooling of atoms. His findings have paved the way toward ever-smaller electronic components, improved space navigation and precise measurement of gravitational forces.

Pascal-Olivier Mantoux is the grandson of Charles Mantoux, a physician who developed the universal tuberculosis test known as the Mantoux test. Mantoux is an active member of the Weizmann Institute’s International and Executive Boards, and recently established, together with his wife, Ilana, the Ilana and Pascal Mantoux Institute for Bioinformatics.

 

 

Professor Pascal Mantoux

Pascal Mantoux

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