The Royal Society has announced that 80 outstanding scientists and scholars from around the world have been elected as Fellows, Foreign Members and Honorary Members. Among them, 14 Members of Academia Europaea have been elected.
The 80 individuals have been selected for their substantial contribution to the advancement of science. Of the 14 MAEs, 5 are elected as new Fellows and 9 as Foreign Members.
The UK government has appointed Angela McLean MAE to succeed Patrick Vallance as its chief scientific adviser. She will become the UK’s first female chief scientific adviser.
The Academia Europaea has congratulated Professor Mclean.
“The Academia Europaea is pleased to announce that our member – Professor Angela Mclean (elected 2018 – member of the Organismic & Evolutionary Biology Section), has been appointed as the new UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser. She follows in a long line of former UK CSA’s who were also distinguished members of this academy.
We hope to continue the links with Professor Mclean to further consolidate our strong role in scientific advice to the EU within the Horizon Europe SAPEA project and our Cardiff Knowledge Hub.”
Winner of the Hypatia Prize, Nancy Cartwright tells us about her recent work and the role philosophy can play in facing present-day challenges.
About Nancy Cartwright MAE
Nancy Cartwright, Lady Hampshire, is a distinguished and influential contemporary philosopher of science and professor at Durham University (UK) and the University of California at San Diego. She served as the President of the Philosophy of Science Association from 2009-2010. She is a Fellow of the British Academy, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She was elected to AE in 2018. Her research focuses on objectivity and evidence and evidence-based policy.
In February 2022, the AE Barcelona Knowledge Hub announced Nancy Cartwright winner of their Hypatia European Science Prize for her outstanding contributions to philosophical research. The award ceremony was held and hosted by the Barcelona City Council, in collaboration with the Academia Europaea Barcelona Knowledge Hub.
Sierd Cloetingh is the recipient of the 2022 Gold Award. He gives us his reaction and tells us about some of his recent activities on behalf of AE.
About Sierd Cloetingh MAE
Professor Sierd Cloetingh is the 2022 winner of Academia Europaea’s prestigious Gold Medal award. A Distinguished Professor at Utrecht University, he was President of Academia Europaea from 2014 – 2021. He was a member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council from 2009-2015 and Vice-President from 2014-2015. He served as President of the Association for European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) from 2017-2019.
Professor Cloetingh is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and Foreign Member of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of Barcelona, Royal Norwegian Academy of Sciences, the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences, the Heidelberg Academy, the Bavarian Academy and the German Academy for Technical Sciences, acatech. He is also an honorary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.