Special Guest: Nobel Laureate Claude Cohen-Tannoudji
The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot had the pleasure to host today the Nobel laureate in physics, the Algeria born French-Jewish physicist, Prof. Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, who now visits Israel within a scientific conference, as the President’s guest.
Tannoudji, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1997, toured the museum, accompanied by Dan Tadmor, CEO of The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot and Dr. Orit Shaham-Gover, the chief curator.
During their tour, Tannoudji was surprised and moved to find himself in the “Heroes – Trailblazers of the Jewish People” gallery. He watched the film about his life and career, presented in the gallery, and was delighted to be included in the category of the greatest Jewish scientists of the world.
He also visited other exhibitions, including the new Synagogue Hall and the new exhibition about Jewish Humor, “Let There Be Laughter”.