Bilim Akademisi, Science Academy Turkey Honorary Member Philip W. Anderson, Nobel Prize Laureate 1977, Joseph Henry Professor of Physics Emeritus at Princeton University, passed away on Sunday March 29 at age 96. A condensed matter theorist, Anderson was a giant of 20th Century physics who shaped the development of condensed matter physics indeed of the whole of physics with his seminal insights based on a deep and broadly comparative grasp of fundamental experimental results and analogues from all areas of physics. He was also a very influential proponent of the concept of emergence, central to the philosophical outlook of contemporary …
The Science Academy, Turkey – Bilim Akademisi has just been admitted as a Member Organization of the International Science Council (ISC), which is the largest global organization of science and social science institutions, comprising a membership of 40 international Unions and Associations and more than 140 national and regional organizations including Academies and Research Councils.
The Science Academy intends to be an active Member Organization of the ISC based on the expert contributions of our members.
The following scientists were elected as Science Academy, Turkey members at the General Assembly on 7.12.2019.
The Science Academy’s fifth report on the situation of academic freedoms in Turkey is released. Please click to read the report.
Please follow the below links for the previous years’ reports.
On occasion of its centenary the University of Hamburg has awarded Yeşim M. Atamer, professor at İstanbul Bilgi University and Bern University Faculty of Law and member of Bilim Akademisi, (The Science Academy) the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (Dr. iur. h.c.).
Professor Atamer was also recently elected full member to the Academia Europaea.
The Science Academy, Turkey – Bilim Akademisi member Prof. Erol Gelenbe has been awarded “Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Mérite” (Commander of the National Order of Merit of France) by decree of President Emanuel Macron, dated 29th May 2019, for services to higher education and research. Prof. Gelenbe is one of only two academics who were recognised with this honour in 2019. The Order of Merit of France is a distinct honour from the “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur” that Erol received in 2014.
The 16th General Assembly of the Science Academy was held on April 6, 2019.
Prof. Zehra Sayers has been elected as Honorary Member.
Prof. Dr. Zehra Sayers is a molecular biophysicist working on structure-function relationships in biological molecules using synchrotron radiation X-rays. She is a founding member of the Genetics, Molecular Biology and Bioengineering programme at Sabanci University in Istanbul. She is also Director of the Foundations Development Programme at Sabanci University. Since 2002 Dr. Sayers has been the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of SESAME.
Dr. Sayers obtained a BSc in Physics from Bogazici University in Istanbul and …
The European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA), the European University Association (EUA) and Science Europe issued a joint statement on the urgent need to back commitments to academic freedom and university autonomy with solid actions.
Economist Mariana Mazzucato is the recipient of the 2019 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values, honouring her wide-ranging and stimulating work in the field of political economy and particularly her ground-breaking contributions to understanding the role of the state in innovation. Please click to read further..
In response to the latest actions taken by the Hungarian Ministry for Innovation and Technology concerning the allocation of funding to the research institutes of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, ALLEA reinforces its calls to protect the institutional autonomy and academic freedom of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
The Science Academy, Turkey endorses this ALLEA statement. To read the full statement, please click.