Three Caltech alumni and one professor have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS). The announcement was made Tuesday, April 28, in Washington D.C. The alumni are:
Nobel laureate and group leader in physics at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus
Stirling Professor of Applied Physics and Physics at Yale
An institute scientist in the Department of Space Studies at the Southwest Research Institute
The alumni are joined by Caltech faculty member Marianne Bronner, the Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology and Executive Officer for Neurobiology.
The National Academy of Sciences is a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the general welfare. It was established in 1863 by a congressional act of incorporation signed by Abraham Lincoln that calls on the academy to act as an official adviser to the federal government, upon request, in any matter of science or technology.
A full list of new members is available on the academy website at: http://www.nasonline.org/news-and-multimedia/news/april-28-2015-NAS-Election.html
Written by Jessica Stoller-Conrad
and Ben Tomlin