André Mischke YAE Prize for Science and Policy 2021

André Mischke YAE Prize for Science and Policy 2021


The Young Academy of Europe invites you to submit your nomination for this year’s André Mischke YAE Prize for Science and Policy.

The prize is awarded annually to support and promote: science, evidence-based policymaking, science communication, and future generation scientists and scholars in Europe.

The deadline for submission has been extended until 15 April 2021. A detailed document describing the nomination procedure for the 2021 edition can be found here.



23rd February 2021. For further information please contact AECardiffHub@cardiff.ac.uk

Members of Academia Europaea honoured for their achievements

Members of Academia Europaea honoured for their achievements


The outstanding achievements of four members of Academia Europaea have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list for 2021.

From left to right: Professor Jane Alison Glover MAE, Professor Rachel Susan Griffith MAE, Professor Wendy Anne Bickmore MAE and Professor Francesca Gabrielle Happé MAE

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Richard Catlow knighted in the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List

Richard Catlow knighted in the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List


The AE Cardiff Hub is delighted that Richard Catlow, a member of AE has been honoured for his services to science research.  



About Sir Richard Catlow FRS FRSC FInstP

Professor Catlow is Professor of Catalytic and Computational Chemistry at Cardiff University and University College London. His work in the field of computational and experimental studies of complex inorganic materials has offered insight into the mechanisms of industrial catalysis applying computer models to solid state and materials chemistry to investigate the synthesis, structure and properties of materials in the solid phase. He is one of the founding members of the UK Catalysis Hub and has led the Research programme running at Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH) since 2013.

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Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to 2 MAEs for work to understand black holes

Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to 2 MAEs for work to understand black holes



Members of Academia Europaea, Professor Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS MAE and Professor Reinhard Genzel FRS MAE are among this year’s Nobel Prize winners.


Sir Roger Penrose of the University of Oxford was awarded “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity”. Professor Reinhard Genzel from the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics and Professor Andrea Ghez from the University of California were jointly awarded “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy.”

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Three members of Academia Europaea awarded for distinction in their field

Three members of Academia Europaea awarded for distinction in their field



September has seen three members of the Academia Europaea awarded for excellence in their field. The Royal Society’s Copley Medal 2020 has been awarded to Sir Alan Fersht, the 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics to Sir Martin Hairer and the 2020 Balzan Prize to Jean-Marie Tarascon.

From left to right: Sir Alan Fersht, Sir Martin Hairer and Jean-Marie Tarascon

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Professor Richard Catlow MAE wins Royal Society of Chemistry’s Faraday Lectureship Prize

Professor Richard Catlow MAE wins Royal Society of Chemistry’s Faraday Lectureship Prize



Member of Academia Europaea, Professor Richard Catlow, of Cardiff University and University College London, has been awarded the prize for his contribution to physical chemistry.




The Royal Society of Chemistry‘s Faraday Lectureship Prize is awarded for exceptional contributions to physical or theoretical chemistry. Professor Catlow, who has held a joint professorial position between Cardiff and UCL since 2015, has been awarded “for the development and application of computational methods in conjunction with experiment as powerful and predictive tools in the physical chemistry of solids.”

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Professor Richard Thompson OBE elected to the fellowship of the Royal Society

Professor Richard Thompson OBE elected to the fellowship of the Royal Society




The Royal Society has announced that Marine Biologist and World Expert on Plastic Pollution, Professor Richard Thompson OBE, has been elected to their Fellowship



On 29th April, the Royal Society announced that that more than 60 exceptional scientists have been elected as Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society. Richard Thompson was among those listed.

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