AAS Members Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
This announcement is adapted from a National Academies press release.
The National Academy of Sciences has announced the election of 120 new members — including 59 women, the most elected in a single year — and 30 international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Among those newly elected are eight AAS members:
- Joshua Frieman (The University of Chicago; Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)
- Dana Warfield Longcope (Montana State University)
- Chung-Pei Ma (University of California, Berkeley)
- Eve Ostriker (Princeton University)
- Kate Scholberg (Duke University)
- Nicholas Z. Scoville (California Institute of Technology)
- James M. Stone (Institute for Advanced Study)
- James J. Binney (Oxford University, United Kingdom); elected as an international member
Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,512 and the total number of international members to 517. International members 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 and the National Academy of Medicine — provides science, engineering, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.
The AAS congratulates all the astrophysicists, solar physicists, and planetary scientists elected to this prestigious institution!