Daron Acemoglu wins BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award

The Science Academy, Turkey member Daron Acemoglu has won this year’s BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for Economics, Finance, and Management, in honor of his prolific research contributions that have helped reshape his discipline over the last two decades.

The BBVA Foundation awards are high-profile prizes across a range of disciplines. The foundation honors recipients in eight intellectual and artistic categories for “contributions of broad impact for their originality and theoretical significance,” including “research work that successfully enlarges the scope of our current knowledge.”

 

Daron Acemoglu  is the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics at MIT.

 

Photo: Allegra Boverman

 

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Timothy Garton Ash, Istanbul Conference Video

The Science Academy welcomed world-renowned historian Prof. Timothy Garton Ash , in the second of its recently launched Annual Lectures. At the conference held on 16 February 2017 at Boğaziçi University, Prof. Garton Ash gave a lecture on free speech titles “Free Speech Under Attack”

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Nature 15.02.2017 – Two Articles on Turkey

Please click to read two articles published on the latest Nature Magazine (no 542)

Steps to help Turkey build a future on research

The Turkish paradox: Can scientists thrive in a state of emergency?

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New Statement on the Academics Dismissed under State of Emergency (13.02.2017)

The Science Academy deems it necessary to underscore once again its “Statement on the Academics Dismissed from Public Service under State of Emergency” issued on October 3, 2016.

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IHRNASS Statement on Executive Order Banning Entry to USA

The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (IHRNASS) released a statement on President Trump’s executive order banning entry to US for citizens of 7 countries.

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ICSU Statement on Executive Order Banning Entry to USA

International Council of Science released a statement on President Trump’s executive order banning entry to US for citizens of 7 countries.

 

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Academics Against Immigration Executive Order

Academics in the US have signed a petition against the Executive Order banning immigration from 7 countries. The signatories include 5honorary members and  3 members of the Science Academy. Please click to read the petition.

 

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Umut Şahin Among the 2016 Gilead Turkey Fellowship Award Winners

BAGEP 2016 winner molecular biologist Umut Şahin from Boğaziçi University is among the Gilead Turkey Fellowship Award winners in 2016.

The Gilead Turkey Fellowship Program started in 2013 to support innovative ideas and research projects in HIV, viral hepatitis, hematological malignancies and fungal diseases. Financial grants are awarded on a competitive basis to healhcare professionals and researchers in life sciences.

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines. Gilead’s portfolio of products includes treatments for HIV/AIDS, cancer, viral hepatitis and cardiovascular conditions.

Umut Şahin (PhD), together with Fehmi Tabak (MD) from Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine …

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Ali Koşar Among TGC Sedat Simavi Award Winners

Bagep 2014 winner Ali Koşar is among Journalists’ Society of Turkey (TGC) 2016 Sedat Simavi Awards winners.

Ali Koşar was awarded in the category of sciences for his work with the title of Numerical and experimental investigation on the effects of diameter and length on high mass flux subcooled flow boiling in horizontal microtubes.

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New Members of the Science Academy (November 2016)

The following scientists were elected as Science Academy, Turkey  members at the General Assembly on  27.11.2016.

 

Honorary Member

Dan P. McKenzie, Geology, University of Cambridge

 

Members

Hüsnü Can Başer, Pharmacy, Near East University

Ayşe Çağlar, Anthropology, University of Vienna

Ömer İlday, Physics, Bilkent University

Nesrin Hasırcı, Chemistry, Middle East Technical University

M. Pınar Mengüç, Mechanical Engineering,Energy,  Özyeğin University

Marsel Meşulam, Neurology, Northwestern University

Ali Polat, Geology, University of Windsor

Yasemin Soysal, Sociology, University of Essex

Tarık Tihan, Pathology, University of California

Aslıhan Yener, Archeology, Koç University / University of Chicago

Kamil Yılmaz, …

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