Zehra Sayers – New Honorary Member of the Science Academy

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 …

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ALLEA, EUA and Science Europe Joint Statement on Academic Freedom and Institutional Autonomy

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.

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Economist Mariana Mazzucato Awarded the 2019 Madame de Staël Prize

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..

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ALLEA Statement on Hungary ( February 2019)

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.

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New Members of the Science Academy (December 2018)

The following scientists were elected as Science Academy, Turkey  members at the General Assembly on  1.12.2018.

HONORARY MEMBERS

Yoshinori Asakawa – Tokushima Bunri University

Timur Kuran – Duke University

Günter Stock – Einstein Foundation

 

MEMBERS

Sevtap Arıkan Akdağlı – Hacettepe Üniversitesi

Altan Baykal – Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi

Edhem Eldem – Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

Ayşe İmrohoroğlu – University of Southern California

Asuman Özdağlar – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ramazan Tuğrul Senger – İzmir Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü

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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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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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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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