The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, nonprofit organization of the country’s leading researchers. The NAS recognizes and promotes outstanding science through election to membership; publication in its journal, PNAS; and its awards, programs, and special activities. Through the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the NAS provides objective, science-based advice on critical issues affecting the nation. Read More
Election to membership in the NAS is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. Read more about our members and their contributions to science.
Featured member: NAS foreign associate Terence Tao, a mathematcis professor at UCLA, is featured in The New York Times Magazine profile, "The Singular Mind of Terry Tao."
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Policy Studies & Reports
Access information about current and recently completed studies of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, including more than 5,000 publications available free online. Read More »
Recent report: This new report provides guidance on assembling the science team; leadership, education and professional development for science teams and groups.
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
PNAS is one of the world’s most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,800 research papers annually. The journal’s content spans the biological, physical, and social sciences and is global in scope.
Current Issue: Cooperation and conflict in multiethnic societies