Mavalvala and Schechter elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences for 2017

MIT NEWS OFFICE, Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Prestigious honor society announces 228 new members this year.

Eleven MIT faculty members, including the chancellor of the Institute, are among 228 leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the academy announced today.

One of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the academy is also a leading center for independent policy research. Members contribute to academy publications, as well as studies of science and technology policy, energy and global security, social policy and American institutions, the humanities and culture, and education.
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Nergis Mavalvala, the Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics and associate head of the Department of Physics (left) and Paul L. Schechter, the William A. M. Burden Professor of Astrophysics, Emeritus. Source: MIT Department of Physics