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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Kovalchuk rejected a seat of academic, Kissinger – no

The President of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of Macnutt Marcia and former U.S. Secretary of state Henry Kissinger was taken to the Russian Academy of Sciences as a foreign member. What other foreigners have been so honored, as shall be elected and what rights they have in the Academy, learned “MK”.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

A certain quota on the admission of foreign members in the Academy there. The norm each time sets the Presidium of RAS. Proposals to include one or another distinguished foreigner, come from branches of the Russian Academy of Sciences – usually the Nobel laureates or prominent public figures. For example, in 2003, RAS was already elected as a member of the President of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (then it was Bruce Alberts), in 1994, the year President of the Royal society of London. There are among the members of the Academy the presidents of the Chinese and Ukrainian academies of Sciences . All foreigners in RAS 300.

This year the title of academician of the RAS received a 93-year-old Henry Kissinger, who is considered the initiator of the policy of detente in relations between the US and USSR, Macnutt Marcia, whose candidature was nominated Geophysics, Nobel laureates in physics Serge Arosh and Martinus Veltman, winner of the Nobel prize for Economics, Kenneth Joseph arrow, as well as chemists Rogers Kornberg, Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Dan Shechtman. As explained “MK” in the Academy, grants to the foreign members are not entitled to, they can attend events ran by invitation, participate in discussions, make suggestions. But these proposals should relate only to matters of science, not its organization.

The big member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, elected this year, was a physiologist Leo Magasanik (85 years old), the youngest mathematician Alexander Gaifullin (32). Among other academicians also selected the General Director of the Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky, former Director of RSC “Energia” Vitaly Lopota, the famous Arctic Explorer Artur Chilingarov. With regard to the interest of many figures of the Director of the NRC “Kurchatov Institute” Mikhail Kovalchuk, he his candidacy for the position of academician in the Department of nanotechnology at this time is not nominated (although it strongly suggested), it took place in the end Vitaly Konov staff of the General physics Institute. Prokhorov.


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