Nine Harvard faculty members are among 72 newly elected National Academy of Sciences members and 18 foreign associates chosen in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
The mission of the National Academy of Sciences, a private organization of scientists and engineers, is to further science and its contribution to general welfare. The academy was established in 1863 by a congressional act of incorporation signed by Abraham Lincoln that calls it to act as an official adviser to the federal government, upon request, in any matter of science or technology.
The nine newly elected members from Harvard are:
- Porter W. Anderson, senior lecturer at Harvard Medical School (HMS)
- Michael J. Hopkins, professor of mathematics in the Department of Mathematics
- William G. Kaelin, investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute and professor of medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and HMS
- Gary King, Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor in the Department of Government
- Kenneth S. Rogoff, Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and professor of economics in the Department of Economics
- Donald B. Rubin, John L. Loeb Professor of Statistics in the Department of Statistics
- Kevin Struhl, David Wesley Gaiser Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at HMS
- Mary C. Waters, M.E. Zuckerman Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology
- David A. Weitz, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics in the Department of Physics