Academia Europaea has awarded its Erasmus Medal to internationally renowned mathematician and physicist and Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Oxford University, Professor Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS MAE
About the Erasmus Medal
The Erasmus Medal is awarded to a scholar who has maintained, over a sustained period, the highest level of international scholarship. The medallist is invited to give the annual Erasmus Lecture during the opening session of the Annual Meeting of the Academia. Sir Roger will give his (virtual) Erasmus Lecture, sponsored by Heinz Nixdorf Stiftung, on Thursday 21st October, 2021. The laudation will be given by Astronomer Royal Professor Martin Rees, The Lord Rees of Ludlow, OM, FRS, FREng, FMedSci, FBA (Hon).
The new AE Budapest KnowledgeHub is the latest addition to AE’s growing number of hubs joining Barcelona, Bergen, Cardiff, Tbilisi and Wroclaw. The new Hub is situated in the prestigious Hungarian Academy of Sciences building.
The Academy’s Board of Trustees has announced that Professor Marja Makarow has been confirmed as the next President of Academia Europaea, taking over the post from Professor Sierd Cloetinghin October 2021.
Professor Marja Makarow will be the seventh President since AE was established in 1988, and the Academy’s first female President. Professor Makarow will take up the role of President-elect in December 2020 and will then assume the Presidency in October 2021.
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.