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Steven Chu. Physics 1997


During the past few years, the German photographer Peter Badge has traveled around the world to create photographic portraits of Nobel Prize laureates. Many of his photos have already become cultural icons. The Weizmann Institute recently hosted an exhibition of his work, comprising portraits of those Nobel laureates who have a special connection with the Institute. These include members of the Weizmann Institute’s Board of Governors or its Scientific and Academic Advisory Committee, and those who have received an honorary Ph.D. from the Institute, have delivered the Chaim Weizmann memorial lecture or have been visiting scientists at the Institute. Badge’s photographs have been shown at numerous exhibitions in Europe and the U.S., and many are featured in private collections and museums. The Nobel Portraits project is supported by the Lindau Foundation, and the exhibition’s catalogue was produced and donated to the Institute by MARS, Inc. Count Bjorn Wilhelm Bernadotte af Wisborg, son of Countess Sonja Bernadotte af Wisborg, President of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, was guest of honor at the March opening of the exhibition, which was a gift of Dr. Klaus E. Tschira, founder and managing partner of the Klaus Tschira Foundation.

Rita Levi-Montalcini. Physiology or Medicine 1986



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