The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities has established a separate science
and humanities academy for young researchers up to age 45, which will function
independently but alongside the former group of gray-haired experts, it was
announced on Tuesday.
A ceremony to induct 26 young scientists into the
new institution will take place on Thursday.
Although the older academy
chose the initial members of the newer institution, the appointees to the new
academy will choose future members starting from its second year, according to
All the new members have excelled in their research
fields and received prestigious awards or prizes. Each will serve for four
Israel Academy of Sciences president Prof. Ruth Arnon said that
integrating young people was very important in its work as official adviser to
the government on research and planning, as well as for promoting scholarly and
scientific endeavor, ensuring the representation of Israeli scholarship and
science at international institutions and conferences, and publishing writing to
Among those taking part in the session will be 2011
Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry Prof. Dan Shechtman, who works at the
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology’s materials science and engineering
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