IAS Faculty and Members Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Matias Zaldarriaga, Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, and Sanjeev Arora, Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Other elected scholars include Gerd Faltings, Member (1988, 1992–93) in the School of Mathematics, Igor Frenkel, Member (1982–83, 1987–88) in the School of Mathematics, Peter Ozsváth, Member (1997–98, 2003–04) in the School of Mathematics, John Tonry, Member (1980–82) in the School of Natural Sciences, and Xiao-Gang Wen, Member (1990–91) in the School of Natural Sciences.
Established by an Act of Congress, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the NAS is charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. Scientists are elected by their peers to membership in the NAS for outstanding contributions to research.