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Science academy inducting under-45 researchers
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
11/06/2012
Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities establishes separate academy for young researchers to function independently.
 
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 agreed-upon rules.

All the new members have excelled in their research fields and received prestigious awards or prizes. Each will serve for four years.

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 promote scholarship.

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 department.
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