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Four AAS Members Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 21:00

The National Academy of Science has announced the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 15 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Among the newly elected members are four of our AAS colleagues:

  • Daniel Eisenstein, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Fiona A. Harrison, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
  • Stephen A. Shectman, Carnegie Observatories, Pasadena, Calif.
  • Joseph Silk, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

Those elected in 2014 bring the total number of active members to 2,214 and the total number of foreign associates to 444. Foreign associates are nonvoting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States.

The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that was established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It recognizes achievement in science by election to membership, and — with the National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council — provides science, technology, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.

Congratulations to Drs. Eisenstein, Harrison, Shectman, and Silk!

Richard Tresch Fienberg
Press Officer
American Astronomical Society (AAS)
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