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Shobhana Narasimhan elected as an International Honorary Member to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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  • May 2, 2020
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Shobhana Narasimhan elected as an International Honorary Member to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Achievements of Indians in science & technology.

In News:

  • Professor Shobhana Narasimhan from the Theoretical Sciences Unit (TSU) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), has been elected as an International Honorary Member to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Important value additions:

  • Prof Narasimhan heads the Computational Nanoscience group at JNCASR.
  • She became a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India in 2011. 
  • She has also received awards like the Stree Shakti Samman Science Award in 2010 and the Kalpana Chawla Woman Scientist Award of the Government of Karnataka in 2010. 

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences 

  • It is one of the oldest learned societies in the United States. 
  • It was founded in 1780. 
  • The Academy is dedicated to honoring excellence and leadership, working across disciplines and divides, and advancing the common good. 
  • It honours scholars and leaders who have distinguished themselves in the sciences, arts, humanities and public life.
  • Membership in the academy is considered a high honor of scholarly and societal merit. 
  • The list of previous International Honorary Members includes Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Nelson Mandela.

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