The current edition of the Hypatia Prize will recognise a research career in the Humanities and Social Sciences and the call for nominations is open until 30th September 2021.
The Prize recognises an outstanding researcher who has achieved a career of excellence at the highest international level and has made a significant contribution toward different fields of knowledge, as well as a positive impact on society.
This year’s plenary conference, taking place on 20th -21st October, is open to all AE Members. Delegates can either register to attend virtually via Zoom, or they can indicate their intention to attend the conference in person at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park. Please note there are limited places in Barcelona.
Vice President of Academia Europaea and Cardiff Hub Director, Professor Ole Petersen, has been elected Fellow of IUPS and become an inaugural member of the IUPS Academy of Physiology.
The Fellowship has acknowledged Professor Petersen’s sustained contributions to scholarship in physiology and his distinguished career. Professor Petersen was one of the 30 elected Fellows to IUPS. In addition to Professor Petersen, seven of the inaugural Fellows are also Members of Academia Europaea:
Professor Verhelst has been recognised for her international academic research, scientific outreach and policymaking. She will collect her award and deliver the André Mischke YAE Prize lecture at the joint annual AE /YAE meeting in Barcelona in October.
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 Learned Society of Wales has announced that Professor Dianne Edwards MAE, highly respected member of AE Cardiff’s Steering Group, has won the Frances Hoggan Medal 2021
On 19th May, the Learned Society of Wales announced six new medallists in recognition of outstanding research and scholarship in Wales. Among those listed, Professor Dianne Edwards CBE FRS MAE FLSW, Distinguished Research Professor in Palaeobotany at Cardiff University, has been awarded this year’s Frances Hoggan Medal which celebrates outstanding research by women in STEMM subjects. Professor Edwards has been awarded “for her research into plant species, including those that existed over 400m years ago.”
It has been announced that Cardiff University’s Professor Graham Hutchings is the winner of the 2021 Michel Boudart Award in Fundamental Catalysis for his groundbreaking work on gold and selective oxidation catalysis.