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.
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.
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.”
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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 …
The Science Academy’s fifth report on the situation of academic freedoms in Turkey is released. Please click to read the report.
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The Science Academy, Turkey member Marsel Mesulam is the 2019 winner of the Eczacıbaşı Medical Award.
On the 60th anniversary of the Dr. Nejat F. Eczacıbaşı Awards, the Eczacıbaşı Medical Award of Honor was presented to Prof. Dr. Marsel Mesulam, for his outstanding contributions to medical science and tremendous support of academicians and scientific events in Turkey. A graduate of Robert College and Harvard Medical School, Professor Mesulam is recognized worldwide as one of the leading authorities on behavioral neurology and the biology of dementia, with ground-breaking findings in both fields. Professor Mesulam discovered and defined the independent form of dementia known as …
The Science Academy, Turkey member Esen Ercan Alp, was awarded the 2019 IBAME Science Award for his outstanding contributions to the development of synchrotron radiation techniques and their scientific applications based on the Mössbauer Effect. He is currently working at the Argonne National Laboratory.
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