Bilim Akademisi member Prof. Celal Şengör was awarded the 2020 Eduard Suess Medal by the The Austrian Geological Society (Österreichische Geologische Gesellschaft).
The award ceremony is planned for Spring 2021 due to Covid-19 measures.
International Science Council (ISC)’s statement on combating systemic racism and other forms of discrimination was released on June 9th, 2020.
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The Science Academyi 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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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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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/
Bilim Akademisi member and Distinguished Professor & JK Vries Chair of Computational & Systems Biology Department at
School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Prof. Ivet Bahar is elected to National Academy of Sciences in honor of outstanding contributions to computational biology.
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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 …
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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The Science Academy, Turkey – Bilim Akademisi has just been admitted as a Member Organization of the International Science Council (ISC), which is the largest global organization of science and social science institutions, comprising a membership of 40 international Unions and Associations and more than 140 national and regional organizations including Academies and Research Councils.
The Science Academy intends to be an active Member Organization of the ISC based on the expert contributions of our members.
The following scientists were elected as Science Academy, Turkey members at the General Assembly on 7.12.2019.