National Academy of Sciences Welcomes New Members
On April 30, 2019, 125 new members were elected into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). IPAM is delighted to announce the following affiliates elected this year:
- Russel E. Caflisch (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University), IPAM’s former Director from 2008-2017, an active member of IPAM’s Board of Trustees since 2017, and an organizer and speaker for many long programs and workshops
- Jennifer T. Chayes (Microsoft Research), an organizer and speaker for many workshops, and most recently an organizer for IPAM’s 2018 workshop on HPC for Computationally and Data-Intensive Problems
- Bryna Rebekah Kra (Northwestern University), a member of IPAM’s Board of Trustees from 2011-2015
- Barry Simon (California Institute of Technology), a speaker for IPAM’s 2001 workshop on Oscillatory Integrals and Dispersive Equations and for a 2013 workshop on Semiclassical Origins of Density Functional Approximations
Membership is one of the highest honors for active contributors to the international scientific community. NAS members are peer nominated and elected for their “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.” Forty percent of this year’s member elects are women—the most ever elected in any one year to date. The NAS is a private, nonprofit institution established in 1863.