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Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell Wins Breakthrough Prize for Discovery of Pulsars

Science Academy, Turkey honorary member Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell was awarded a special Breakthrough Prize for her discovery of pulsars in 1967  and her continued leadership in science.

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell announced the money will be used to fund scholarships to help women, refugees and people from ethnic minority groups into the sciences.

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By |10/09/2018|Comments Off on Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell Wins Breakthrough Prize for Discovery of Pulsars

ALLEA Statement on the Political Infringement on Academic Freedom in Hungary

ALLEA Statement on the political infringement on academic freedom in Hungary:

ALLEA re-iterates its previous pleas to uphold and guarantee the autonomy of academic organisations and
institutions in order for the scientific community of Hungary to fulfil its tasks and mandates, and to contribute
to the country’s social and economic well–being, and development.

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By |04/09/2018|Comments Off on ALLEA Statement on the Political Infringement on Academic Freedom in Hungary

M. Pınar Mengüç receives the 2018 ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award

The Science Academy, Turkey member Prof. Dr. M. Pınar Mengüç, the Head of Mechanical Engineering Department and the Director of the Center for Energy, Environment, and Economy (CEEE), has been honored with the 2018 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Heat Transfer Memorial Award. This prestigious award is given to him in recognition of his original and lasting research contributions in radiative heat transfer, as well as in the development of diagnostic tools for particle characterization, nanoscale manufacturing techniques, and nanoscale energy transport. Since 1974, the award has been received by faculty members from the world’s leading universities, including Stanford, …

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David Pines (1924 – 2018)

David Pines, Honorary Member of Bilim Akademisi, passed away on 3 May 2018, at the age of 94 years in his home surrounded by loved ones.

He was a distinguished professor of physics, University of California, Davis, research professor of physics and professor emeritus of physics and electrical and computer engineering in the Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and a staff member in the office of the Materials, Physics, and Applications Division at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and was associated with many universities around the world. In Turkey, he was an adjunct professor and one …

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The Ownership and Protection of Multinational Inventions, ALLEA Statement

The ALLEA Permanent Working Group Intellectual Property Rights (PWGIPR) released a statement titled “The Ownership and Protection of Multinational Inventions – in particular Inventions Resulting from Publicly Funded Research”.

The statement responds to the increase of multinational inventions resulting from international cooperation in research and development and the implications for the legal framework under which those inventions are managed and protected. The expert group calls for adopting more harmonised legal instruments at the European level with respect to the choice of law(s) governing inventorship. This harmonisation is necessary to reduce legal uncertainty and raise efficiency in multinational research and development.

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By |29/03/2018|Comments Off on The Ownership and Protection of Multinational Inventions, ALLEA Statement

The Science Academy Statement on Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Science (February 2018)

The Science Academy sees it necessary to publicly express once again its concerns on the growing restraints on freedom of science and on its sine qua non condition, the freedom of speech. We sadly observe that the problems we have previously pointed out regarding the freedom of speech are still present. The absence of any significant improvements, on the contrary, an increase in negative practices have turned the problem into a systematic issue.

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Interview with Erol Gelenbe (ACM)

An interview conducted for the website of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)  with The Science Academy Member Prof. Erol Gelenbe  can be found here.

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