At its annual election meeting, the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) elected 31 researchers as new members of the Academy. In addition to the four full members, the learned society elected 15 corresponding members and twelve members to the Young Academy. Anthony Hyman, Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany, was elected as a new corresponding member abroad of the Mathematics and the Natural Sciences Division to the Academy. “I am very honoured to be elected to the Austrian Academy of Sciences. I have been involved with Austrian research institutes for over 20 years, and have been continuously impressed by the quality of science,” says Anthony Hyman.
ÖAW President Heinz Faßmann says: “I congratulate all new members of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. They all belong to the best researchers in their disciplines. It is particularly noteworthy that 16 out of the 31 new members are female. The Academy is indeed becoming more female and younger. I would like to invite all members to participate in the activities of the ÖAW and thus contribute to a vibrant academy.”
The Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) is Austria’s largest non-university research and science institution. Its statutory mission is to “promote science in every way.” Founded in 1847 as a learned society, today the OeAW has over 760 members and 1,800 employees dedicated to innovative basic research, interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge and the dissemination of new insights with the aim of contributing to progress in science and society as a whole. The Academy, which is divided into the “philosophical-historical class” and the “mathematical-scientific class”, distinguishes between “full” and “corresponding” members. In addition, there is a “Young Academy.”
Press release of the OeAW: https://www.oeaw.ac.at/en/news/oeaw-waehlt-31-neue-mitglieder