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Donald B. Dingwell

2020 Harry H. HESS Medal of the American Geophysical Union awarded to Donald B. Dingwell.

Interview with Gemma Modinos

Interview with Gemma Modinos, new Chair of the Young Academy of Europe.

Gemma Modinos

Gemma Modinos appointed Chair of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) Board.

Sir John Meurig Thomas (1932 - 2020)

Sir John Meurig Thomas, member of the Chemical science section of Academia Europaea passed away 13 November 2020.

Marja Makarow new President of the AE

Academia Europaea elects Professor Marja Makarow as the next President.
Prof. Makarow takes up the role in October 2021.


SCIENTIFIC GRAND PRIZE 2021 - Call for nominations.
Deadline for the reception of the dossiers: January 11, 2021.

Nicole Grobert

Nicole Grobert, member of Chemical sciences section of Academia Europaea, has been elected Chair of the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors.

Nomination cycle 2020-2021 open

Academia Europaea members are invited to submit nominations for membership. The nomination cycle opened on 1 November 2020 and will close at 31 March 2021.

Handbook of Research on Methodologies and Applications of Supercomputing

A new publication by Veljko Milutinovic, member of the Informatics section, and Milos Kotlar.

Covid-19 Pandemic and Sustainable Development

Call for Papers for the JEEM-Edinburgh-Shanghai Climate and Development (Hybrid) Conference: Covid-19 Pandemic and Sustainable Development.
Submission deadline: 10 November 2020.

Miguel A.F. Sanjuán

Chieh-Su Hsu Award 2020 awarded to Prof. Miguel A.F. Sanjuán, member of the Physics and Engineering Sciences section.

RSB COVID-19 Bulletin October 26

Academia Europaea would like to inform its members about the publication of the latest COVID-19 Bulletin of the Royal Society of Biology. The bulletin presents
interesting news about the COVID-19 research.
26 October 2020.

EU Future of research and innovation policy

Academia Europaea publishes a statement of principles for the Future of Research and innovation policy of the European Union – Forward from 2020.

Assar Lindbeck (1930 - 2020)

Professor Assar Lindbeck, member of the Economics, Business & Management section of Academia Europaea passed away 28 August 2020.
Read the commemorative words by Prof. Zimmermann, the Chair of the Economics, Business Management section.

Friedrich-Karl Thielemann

Karl Schwarzschild Medal 2020 awarded to Prof. Friedrich-Karl Thielemann.

The Politics of Maps

Cartographic Constructions of Israel/Palestine.
A new publication by Christine Leuenberger and Izhak Schnell, member of the Human Mobility, Governance, Environment and Space section.

Jerzy Langer

Prof. Jerzy Langer elected to President of the Warsaw Scientific Society.

Nobel Prize in Physics 2020

Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 awarded with one half to Sir Roger Penrose, member of the Academia Europaea Mathematics section and the other half to Reinhard Genzel, member of the Earth and Cosmic Sciences section (jointly with Andrea Ghez).

Ulrich Teichler Publication

Autobiographic book by Ulrich Teichler, member of the section "Governance, Institutions and Policies: Education, Health and Welface" published.

2020 Elected members

Election and registration of new members 2020.


Italian virologist Dr. Ilaria Capua, member of the Biochemistry and molecular biology section of the Academy, is the winner of the second edition of the Barcelona Hypatia European Science Prize.

Balzan Prize 2020

Professor Jean-Marie Tarascon awarded the 2020 Balzan Prize for Environmental Challenges: Materials Science for Renewable Energy.

2021 Breakthrough Prize

Professor Sir Martin Hairer is the single winner of the 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.

Copley Medal

The Copley Medal 2020 is awarded to Sir Alan Fersht MAE.

COVID-19 Information

Academia Europaea provides links to information and research about the coronavirus.

YAE COVID-19 Impact Survey

Take part in the Young Academy of Europe’s COVID-19 Impact Survey. The purpose of the survey is to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the research and careers of young researchers.

Sustainability Plan

Academia Europaea and its Cardiff Knowledge Hub have led the work on sustainability planning for the future strategic development of SAPEA.


André Mischke YAE Prize 2020 awarded to Dr Grant Hill-Cawthorne in recognition of his internationally leading roles in academic research, management, and policymaking.

Human Diversity in Context

Human Diversity in Context: publication drawn from the Academia Europaea Curien Fund supported conference in Triest in 2018.
Hard copy and online access available.

A Sustainable Food System for the EU

SAPEA Evidence Review Report on “A Sustainable Food System for the EU” has been published today, Thursday 09th April 2020.

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