Maths Professor Ngo Bao Chau, a winner of the Fields Medal, has been among 220 new members of the American Academy of Arts and Science.
Seven colleagues of Professor Chau at the University of Chicago (the USA) were also elected as Academy’s members this time as well.
In his speech to announce the list of academicians on April 17 th , the Academy’s President Leslie C. Berlowitz said that the election to the Academy was an honour for extraordinary achievements and an appeal for contributions.
The Cambridge-based American Academy of Arts and Science is one of the world’s leading research organisations on policy. Its members are leaders in various fields, such as sciences, arts, business and social issues. They contribute to Academy studies of science and technology policy, global security, social policy and American institutions, the humanities, and education.
Of the 220 newly-elected members of the Academy, there are also the current US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, reputed director Clint Eastwood and composer Paul McCartney.
The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on October 1, at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Prof. Ngo Bao Chau has brought fame to France and Vietnam since he won the Fields Medal.
This February, he was conferred with the French Legion of Honour Medal, the highest honour of France, by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Source: Vnexpress Translated by Mai Huong