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.
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.
The following scientists were elected as Science Academy, Turkey members at the General Assembly on 1.12.2018.
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 …
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.
To read the full statement please click.
The following scientists were elected as Science Academy, Turkey members at the General Assembly on 2.12.2017.