National Academy of Sciences Welcomes New Members

Posted on 4/30/19 in News

Russel Caflisch

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
  • Bryna Rebekah Kra (Northwestern University), a member of IPAM’s Board of Trustees from 2011-2015

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.

NAS Press Release