Pınar Mengüç Awarded Purdue University’s “Outstanding Mechanical Engineer Award”

The Science Academy, Bilim Akademisi  member and Özyeğin University faculty member Prof. Dr. M. Pınar Mengüç was awarded the Purdue University “Outstanding Mechanical Engineer Award”. The award will be given to Prof. Dr. Mengüç at a special ceremony to be held at Purdue University in the Spring Term of 2020 – 2021. Please click for further information.

Purdue University’s Outstanding Mechanical Engineer Award, is one of the most prestigious awards given to its graduates, due to its outstanding achievements in their fields. Out of more than 30,000 Purdue Mechanical Engineering graduates, only 285 have been awarded so far.

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Dani Rodrik is the 2020 recipient of the Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences

The Science Academy Turkey member Prof. Dani Rodrik is this year’s recipient of the Princess of Asturias Social Sciences Award.

According to the jury, Rodrik, 62, “has strengthened the rigor in the analysis of the dynamics of the globalization of international economic relations” and his conclusions have made the economic system “much more sensitive to the needs of society.”

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IHRNASS Statement on Human Rights Concerns related to COVID-19

The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies (IHRNASS) has issued a statement on human rights concerns related to Covid-19. (May 19, 2020)

Science Academy Turkey- Bilim Akademisi, strongly endorses this important statement as the rights to life and health care rely on the freedom of expression and freedom of information based on evidence. The inclusion of all in the protection of these rights, especially those forced into risk by necessity and by law, is a practical as well as a moral obligation.

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Erol Gelenbe among IFIP’s first cohort of fellows

On the occasion of  its 60th anniversary, the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) recognised contributions of 18 high achieving members worldwide by naming them Fellows, including Bilim Akademisi member Erol Gelenbe who was named first in this list.

Further information can be found at https://www.ifipnews.org/ifip-names-first-cohort-fellows-2/

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Philip W. Anderson (1923 – 2020)

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 …

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EAS Honors Martin Rees with Fritz Zwicky Prize for Astrophysics & Cosmology

On behalf of the Fritz Zwicky Foundation in Glarus, Switzerland, the European Astronomical Society (EAS) has introduced the Fritz Zwicky Prize for Astrophysics & Cosmology to honor scientists who have obtained fundamental and outstanding results in these fields.

The Inaugural Fritz Zwicky Prize goes to honorary Bilim Akademisi member Prof. Martin J. Rees (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom) for outstanding contributions to astrophysics and cosmology including seminal papers on active galaxies and black holes, the origin of gamma-ray bursts, the large-scale structure of the universe, and the cosmic microwave background.

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