21 Aug 2023

Our Retired Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Celal Şengör Has Been Elected as Member of Italian National Academy of Sciences

Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Mines retired faculty member Prof. Dr. Celal Şengör became a member of the Accademia dei Lincei, one of the oldest scientific academies in Europe. Prof. Dr. Şengör made our country proud by being the second person from Türkiye to be deemed worthy of membership to this academy.

News: İTÜ Media and Communication Office

Rome-based Accademia dei Lincei, one of the most prestigious and oldest scientific academies in Europe, has admitted Prof. Dr. Celal Şengör to the academy. Thus, a second scientist from Türkiye, following the archaeologist Ord. Prof. Dr. Ekrem Akurgal, was elected as a member of the Italian National Academy of Sciences.

With the election of Prof. Dr. Celal Şengör to the Academy, ITU, one of the oldest technical universities of the world has met with one of the oldest and most prestigious scientific academies of Europe.

About Accademia dei Lincei

Dating back to 1603, the academy was named the Academy of Lynxes because of the importance its founder botanist Federico Cesi gave to scientific observation. The Accademia dei Lincei was named after the lynx, which are known for their sharp vision.

Soon after its foundation, Galileo joined the Academy, and later scientists such as Einstein, Fermi, Heisenberg and Max Planck were admitted. The mission of the academy is to promote, coordinate, integrate and disseminate scientific knowledge in its highest expression within the framework of unity and universality of culture.

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