European Research Council Funding for Tolga Mete Duman and Ömer İlday

The Science Academy, Bilim Akademisi  members; Prof. Tolga Mete Duman of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Assoc. Prof. Ömer İlday of the Departments of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Physics, the Neuroscience Program and UNAM have had their projects selected for funding under the EU’s Horizon Europe research and innovation funding program, after submitting proposals in response to the European Research Council (ERC) 2021 advanced grant call. The total budget for the two projects will be nearly 5 million euros.

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Science Academy, Turkey – Statement regarding the Military Attack of Russia on Ukraine

The Science Academy, Turkey, strongly condemns the military attack of Russia on Ukraine, a sovereign and democratic state, violating all rules of international law and causing unprecedented harm to the basic tenets of the United Nations Charter. The Preamble of the Charter states its objective as ‘to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights […] of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice …

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Bilim Akademisi Report on Academic Freedoms 2020-2021 (Summary)

The Science Academy has been publishing reports on academic freedom since the year 2015, summarizing the developments and sharing them with the public. The report we have drafted this year is once more a compendium of outstanding violations of academic freedoms in our country. Most of the violations stem from the authority accorded to the President of the Republic under the new laws or decrees, which make interventions and violations such as those enacted at Bogazici University possible, without any proper justification or dialogue with the university bodies before taking action in such critical matters as appointments or the creation …

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New President of Bilim Akademisi

Bilim Akademisi General Assembly (GA) that had been postponed three times due to the COVID-19 pandemic for the last 18 months, was finally held on June 17, 2021.  Bilim Akademisi founding president Prof. Dr. Ali Alpar handed over the task to our new president, Prof. Dr. Canan Atılgan who was elected during the GA.

Prof. Atılgan has been a member of Bilim Akademisi since 2012. Her research interests are polymer and protein dynamics, theoretical and computational investigation of complex molecular systems. (http://people.sabanciuniv.edu/canan/)

We are grateful to Prof. Alpar for his leadership, patience, persistence. All his efforts have made Bilim Akademisi into the internationally recognized, reputable …

By |19/07/2021|Comments Off on New President of Bilim Akademisi

Zeynep Çelik among SAH Fellows

Science Academy Turkey – Bilim Akademisi member Zeynep Çelik is recognized  as a Fellow of Society of Architectural Historians.

The Board of Directors names as Fellows of the Society of Architectural Historians individuals who have distinguished themselves by a lifetime of significant contributions to the field. These contributions may include scholarship, service to the Society, teaching and stewardship of the built environment.

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Engin Umut Akkaya receives the TWAS award in Chemistry

Science Academy, Turkey – Bilim Akademisi  member Prof. Dr. Engin Umut Akkaya receives the TWAS award in Chemistry.
Prof.Akkaya, who is currently a member of faculty in the Dalian University of Technology in China, received the award for “his fundamental contribution to the understanding of how inherent limitations of photodynamic therapy can be overcome” .
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Metin Sitti awarded the «Breakthrough of the Year» Award at the Fallings Walls World Science Summi

The Science Academy, Bilim Akademisi  member and Koç University faculty member Professor Metin Sitti receives the «Breakthrough of the Year» Award in the Engineering and Technology category at the Fallings Walls World Science Summit in Berlin for his researches on wireless miniature medical robots, gecko-inspired microfiber adhesives, bio-inspired miniature robots, and physical intelligence. Please click for further information.

 

 

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Mete Atatüre awarded the 2020 Thomas Young Medal and Prize

The Science Academy, Bilim Akademisi  member and Cambridge University faculty member Professor Mete Atatüre has won the 2020 Thomas Young Medal and Prize for his pioneering contributions to quantum optical phenomena in semiconductors and diamond, creating ‘exciting applications’ in quantum technologies. Please click for further information.

By |30/10/2020|Comments Off on Mete Atatüre awarded the 2020 Thomas Young Medal and Prize