National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the public good.

An Act of Congress, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 at the height of the Civil War, calls upon the NAS to provide independent advice to the government on matters related to science and technology. The National Research Council was created under the NAS charter in 1916 to extend the scope of the NAS in its advisory role. The National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine were organized under the NAS charter in 1964 and 1970, respectively.

National Academy of Sciences Members

Richard W. Aldrich (Neurobiology) - 2008

Abram Amsel* (Psychology) - 1992

Paul F. Barbara* (Chemistry & Biochemistry) - 2006

Allen J. Bard (Chemistry & Biochemistry) - 1982

R. H. Bing* (Mathematics) - 1965

Harold C. Bold* (Botany) - 1973

Karl W. Butzer (Geography) - 1996

Luis A. Caffarelli (Mathematics) - 1991

Bryce S. DeWitt* (Physics) - 1990

Robert E. Dickinson (Geological Sciences) - 1988

Karl Folkers* (Chemistry) - 1948

Wilson S. Geisler III (Psychology) - 2008

John B. Goodenough (Mechanical Engineering) - 2012

Verne E. Grant* (Botany) - 1968

David M. Hillis (Integrative Biology) - 2008

Thomas J.R. Hughes (Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics) - 2009

Alan M. Lambowitz (Molecular Genetics & Microbiology) - 2004

Allan H. MacDonald (Physics) - 2010

Nancy A. Moran (Integrative Biology) - 2004

Hermann J. Muller* (Biology) - 1931

Jack E. Myers* (Zoology) - 1975

Theophilus S. Painter* (Zoology) - 1938

John T. Patterson* (Zoology) - 1941

William H. Press (Computer Science) - 1994

Lester J. Reed* (Chemistry & Biochemistry) - 1973

Peter J. Rossky (Chemistry) - 2011

Esmond E. Snell* (Microbiology) - 1955

Richard C. Starr* (Botany) - 1976

Harry L. Swinney (Physics) - 1992

John T. Tate (Mathematics) - 1969

Karen K. Uhlenbeck (Mathematics) - 1986

H. S. Vandiver* (Mathematics) - 1934

Gérard de Vaucouleurs* (Astronomy) - 1986

Steven Weinberg (Physics & Astronomy) - 1972

Roger J. Williams* (Clayton Foundation Biochemical Institute) - 1946

 

 

* (deceased)

 

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