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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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The Ownership and Protection of Multinational Inventions, ALLEA Statement

The ALLEA Permanent Working Group Intellectual Property Rights (PWGIPR) released a statement titled “The Ownership and Protection of Multinational Inventions – in particular Inventions Resulting from Publicly Funded Research”.

The statement responds to the increase of multinational inventions resulting from international cooperation in research and development and the implications for the legal framework under which those inventions are managed and protected. The expert group calls for adopting more harmonised legal instruments at the European level with respect to the choice of law(s) governing inventorship. This harmonisation is necessary to reduce legal uncertainty and raise efficiency in multinational research and development.

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The Science Academy Statement on Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Science (February 2018)

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.

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Interview with Erol Gelenbe (ACM)

An interview conducted for the website of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)  with The Science Academy Member Prof. Erol Gelenbe  can be found here.

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BAGEP 2018 Applications Now Open

A top priority for the Science Academy is encouraging the youth to engage in good science, and rewarding the best examples. In order to choose and reward the best young academics and to support them in conducting new studies, an award program was initiated in the year 2013 and its fifth edition was held this year. Science Academy runs this program not with government funding, but with the support of the society at large.

The award-winning young academics are granted 15,000 TL per year for a period of two years to support them in their research. The objective here is to reward …

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New Members of the Science Academy (December 2017)

The following scientists were elected as Science Academy, Turkey  members at the General Assembly on  2.12.2017.

HONORARY MEMBERS

Takhmasib Aliev  – Physics – Middle East Technical University

Ayşe Çağlar – Anthropology – University of Vienna

MEMBERS

Şermin Genç – Biology- Dokuz Eylul University 

Murat Karaçorlu – Ophthalmology – Istanbul Retina Institute

Bülent Mengüç- Business Administration – Kadir Has University 

Aydoğan Özcan – Physical and Wave Electronics – UCLA

Sinan Özeren- Geology – İstanbul Technical University

Altuğ Özpineci- Physics – Middle East Technical University

Necmettin …

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Celal Şengör Awarded the Arthur Holmes Medal & Honorary Membership of EGU

The Science Academy, Turkey member Prof. Dr. Celal Şengör was awarded the 2018 Arthur Holmes Medal & Honorary Membership of European Geosciences Union.

He will receive the medal at the EGU 2018 General Assembly, which will take place in Vienna on 8–13 April.

Here’s a list of all prize winners in 2018 and the list of past Arthur Holmes medal winners can be seen here.

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