Tuesday, January 01, 2008
An event saluting the Israel's Technion and Israeli science took place in mid December at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, under the auspices of French President Nicholas Sarkozy, and with the participation of scientists from the Technion and France. The event was held to mark Israel’s 60th anniversary.
At the scientific event, dozens of Israeli and French professors lectured before an audience numbering some 400 persons. At the festive reception in the evening, the Philharmonic Orchestra performed, conducted by two French academics – Jacques Attali and Daniel Cohen. The audience of some 1,200 was treated to an appearance by Nobel Prize Laurette, Prof. Aaron Ciechanover of the Technion’s Rappaport Faculty of Medicine.