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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.

Please click for the press release.

By |06/03/2020|Comments Off on EAS Honors Martin Rees with Fritz Zwicky Prize for Astrophysics & Cosmology

The Science Academy, Turkey admitted as a Member Organization of the International Science Council

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.

By |10/01/2020|Comments Off on The Science Academy, Turkey admitted as a Member Organization of the International Science Council

New Members of the Science Academy (December 2019)

The following scientists were elected as Science Academy, Turkey  members at the General Assembly on  7.12.2019.

 

HONORARY MEMBER

Avadis Hacınlıyan – Physics –  Yeditepe University

MEMBERS

Umut Gürsoy –Physics – Utrecht University

Metin Sitti– Engineering / Physics – Koç University 

Aksel Siva- Neurology  – İstanbul University

Kamil Uğurbil – Engineering/Medicine – Minnesota University

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Mehmet Toner Elected as member of National Academy of Medicine

The Science Academy, Turkey  member Prof. Mehmet Toner has been elected to the rank of member by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

Election to the National Academy of Medicine is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

Prof. Dr. Toner is a member of many national and international professional committees, and serves on the editorial board of many scientific journals including Cryobiology, Cryo-Letters, Cell Preservation Technology, Annual Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, and Nanomedicine.

By |25/10/2019|Comments Off on Mehmet Toner Elected as member of National Academy of Medicine

Ayse Erzan Awarded 2020 APS Andrei Sakharov Award

Founding member of the Science Academy, Turkey  Prof. Ayşe Erzan was awarded 2020 Andrei Sakharov Prize  “for her lifelong commitment to human rights.” by The American Physical Society (APS).

The prize has been awarded to Erzan “for her lifelong commitment to human rights, especially for her steadfast defense of the rights of citizens to criticize those in power, even at great personal cost.”

Please click here for the full list of 2020 APS awards.

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Zehra Sayers is on the 2019 BBC 100 Women List

The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019.

This year, the list focuses on the question,  “what would the future look like if it were driven by women?”

Biophysicist Zehra Sayers, Honorary Member  of the Science Academy  Turkey and a professor of molecular biology and biophysics at the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Sabancı University has been hailed as a beacon of hope for the Middle East (Nature journal) for her success in her contribution to bringing scientists from eight Middle Eastern countries together.

During her 15-year tenure as chair of …

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The Science Academy Report on ACADEMIC FREEDOMS (2018-2019)

The Science Academy’s fifth report on the situation of academic freedoms in Turkey is released. Please click to read the report.

Please follow the below links for the previous years’ reports.

2015 Report

 2015-2016 Report 

2016-2017 Report.

2017-2018 Report

 

Turkish academics sound alarm over gender segregation plans

David Matthews – Times Higher Eduation, November 6, 2019

 

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