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National Academy of Sciences Gulf Research Program
The risks posed by climate change indicate a pressing need for action to limit the magnitude of climate change and to prepare for adapting to its impacts.
Information from the Academy about biological evolution--one of the foundations of modern science
Reports from the National Research Council provide the basis for new K-12 science education standards.

Call for Nominations: 2015 NAS Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the awards to be presented in 2015. Nominations must be submitted via our online nomination form at https://awards.nasonline.org. Nominations will be accepted until 11:59 pm EDT, Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Read More »

Stephen Fienberg and Neal Lane Testify on Capitalizing on Investments in R&D

On July 17, NAS member Stephen Fienberg and Public Welfare Medalist Neal Lane addressed the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation of the U.S. Senate at a hearing to discuss the federal government’s role in research and development and the nation’s STEM education and outreach initiatives. Fienberg spoke as a member of the NRC’s Committee on Assessing the Value of Research in Advancing National Goals and shared some of the highlights of the report, Furthering America’s Research Enterprise, during his testimony. Read More »

NATIONAL ACADEMY of SCIENCES PROGRAMS

NATIONAL ACADEMY of SCIENCES MEMBERS

Donald Saari

University of California, Irvine

Mathematics

Saari has used math to unravel a number of different mysteries, including how planets move around their suns and whether voting accurately represents the will of the people. Donald Saari is a Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Economics at the University of California, Irvine. He was elected to the NAS in 2001.
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G. Gilbert Ashwell »
July 16, 1916 - June 27, 2014
(Biochemistry)

Bruno Zumino »
April 28, 1923 - June 21, 2014
(Physics)

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Albert Sabin (1906-1993)

Albert Sabin (1906-1993) »
by Marguerite Rose Jimenez (microbial biology)

Dilworth Woolley (1914-1966)

Dilworth Woolley (1914-1966) »
by Gaynor C. Wild and John G. Hildebrand (biochemistry)

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