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News | Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Academies call for consequences from the Ebola virus epidemic

The Ebola virus is spreading rapidly and to an unexpected extent. The outbreak does not follow the patterns experienced in the past and the virus shows a new disease dynamic in regions, where it has never been recorded before. The ...

News | Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Leopoldina Member Stefan W. Hell awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Leopoldina member Stefan W. Hell will be awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. He will be awarded the prize along with the American scientists Eric Betzig (Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Ashburn, Virginia) and William Moerner (Stanford University) for ...

News | Friday, 19 September 2014

Jörg Hacker re-elected President of the National Academy of Sciences

The Senate of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has confirmed Jörg Hacker as the president of the academy. The microbiologist will serve another five-year term in office, beginning 1 March 2015. Jörg Hacker has been at the helm of the Leopoldina ...

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What does “Theory” mean?

What does “Theory” mean?

A theory on a certain subject is regarded as the ultimate goal of scientific insight. Yet, theory is often suspected to be mere speculation. On 27 November 2014, members of the Leopoldina's class IV will discuss the contemporary meaning of theory to science.

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Since the Leopoldina was appointed the German National Academy of Sciences in 2008 it has served as the voice of German science in international academy dialogue. The Leopoldina maintains close ties and friendly relations with science academies on every continent.  Around one quarter of the Academy’s members are not from the German-speaking countries of Germany, Austria and Switzerland – with more than 30 nationalities represented.

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