European Academy of Sciences
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The European Academy of Sciences (Latin: Academia Scientiarum Europaea) is an international non-profit organization) aiming to promote excellence in science and technology. Based in Liège, Belgium, it has 500 members, including 65 Nobel Prize and Fields Medal winners, from 63 countries. It was established on 17 December 2003.
Since 2004, the academy has published multidisciplinary annals, e-newsletters for science and technology, and since 2009 various books. Its first general assemblies and ceremonies of awards were organized in Brussels and since 2009 each year in another country (2009: Università di Bologna, Italy; 2010: Academy of Athens, Greece; 2011: Università di Milano, Italy; 2012: Université de Liège, Belgium; 2013: L.C.C de Toulouse, France; 2014: Cada do Infante, Porto, Portugal; 2015: Le Quartz Centre de Congrès Brest, France). Since 2012 the academy has also organized an annual symposium called The Future of Sciences in the 21st Century.
The academy has nine divisions:
- Computational and Information Sciences
- Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Materials Science
- Medicine and Life Sciences
- Social Sciences
Leonardo da Vinci Award
The Leonardo da Vinci Award was established in 2009 for Outstanding Lifelong Achievement. One award is attributed per year.
- 2009: Rita Levi-Montalcini
- 2010: Jacques Friedel
- 2011: James D. Murray
- 2013: Michael Grätzel
- 2015: Jean Jouzel
Blaise Pascal Medals
The Blaise Pascal Medal was established in 2003 to recognise an outstanding and demonstrated personal contribution to science and technology and the promotion of excellence in research and education. Up to six medals may be awarded in any one year.
The academy organizes each year an awards ceremony scientists for their works in different fields of science. The ceremony, hosted by a European university, is generally coupled with a one-day symposium ("The Future of Science in the 21st Century") focussing on a subject of general interest.
[clarification needed] An Italian group using the same name had come under scrutiny in 2002 for listing members who were unaware of their names being used, for holding meetings in secret, and for allegations of fraudulent use of research funds. The European Academy of Sciences is not a member of umbrella organisations like the InterAcademy Panel on International Issues or the All European Academy, and the United Kingdom's Royal Society issued a statement on 31 October 2002 warning scientists "to exercise due caution before making financial commitments" to EAS.
- Europhysics News 43/3 (2012) pp. 10-11, written by B. Barbara and D. Sherrington
- Leonardo da Vinci Award of the European Academy of Sciences
- Blaise Pascal Medal of the European Academy of Sciences
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