The World Science Festival Gala is annual celebration of the adventure, culture and content of science that features outstanding performances as well as an evening of science-infused delicacies. The Gala provides critical support to the Festival’s year-round educational programs, both live and in the digital space.
This year’s Gala Honoree is the astonishing Mary-Claire King, one of the most important geneticists of our time, a trailblazing role model and outspoken advocate for women scientists. Among her myriad accomplishments is the discovery of the first breast cancer gene, BRCA1 – a finding that has saved countless lives, and her work, always infused with a deep sense of humanity, continues to improve the world.
Marilyn and Jim Simons and Ann Ziff
Stephen Della Pietra and Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra
Barbara Amonson and Vincent Della Pietra
Eleanor and Howard Morgan
Lynda and Stewart Resnick
Julia and Russell Shepard
Peter F. Brown and Peggy Hamburg
Emily McKhann and Andy Cooper
Rory Riggs and Margaret Crotty
Stephen Robert and Pilar Crespi Robert
Beth and David Shaw
Benjamin Weston and Judith Cox
Peggy and Richard Gelfond
Dr. Marian B. Meyers
Alan and Arlene Alda
Anna Deavere Smith
Robbert Dijkgraaf and Pia de Jong
Shirley Ann Jackson
Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber
A packed evening for the World Science Festival 2013 Gala Culinary & Performing Arts Salute to Science.
Chefs Justin Hilbert and Owen Clark from Gwynnett St, crafted these fermented cranberry, caramelized white chocolate, and maple pate des fruits.
Physicist and World Science Festival co-founder Brian Greene spoke about the ever-important quest for discovery, and seeking out the "big ideas" in science.
Broadway performer Brynn O'Malley sings "The Story Goes On" for an enraptured 2013 Gala audience.