Call for nominations – Awards 2023

Call for nominations – Awards 2023

Dear Academicians,

You are invited to nominate candidates for the Blaise Pascal Medals and the Leonardo da Vinci Award. You can nominate members of the European Academy of Sciences or non-members.

Up to 6 Blaise Pascal Medals can be awarded, after proper selection within the scientific committee of each division and only one Leonardo da Vinci is awarded, to be selected by presidium, after propositions made by the different divisions.

The nominations files should be sent each to the head of the concerned division. Each file must be combined in 1 PDF and contain :

  • CV of the nominee : maximum 5 pages;
  • Letter(s) of nomination : 1 or 2 pages;
  • 2 support letters : maximum 2 pages for each

    (please note that each letter should be written from a different person – the nominator cannot write them all).

Heads of divisions:

 The applications deadline is on April 30th, 2023.

The elections will begin on May 1st, 2023 and end on May 31st, 2023.

Presentation of the Victor Grignard – Georg Wittig Prize of the GDCh to Anne-Marie Caminade

Presentation of the Victor Grignard – Georg Wittig Prize of the GDCh to Anne-Marie Caminade

Anne-Marie Caminade received the Victor Grignard-Georg Wittig Prize on November 21 at the University of Saarbrucken (Germany)

Anne-Marie Caminade, deputy director of the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (LCC-CNRS) in Toulouse since 2021, is a research director of exceptional class (DRCE CNRS).
She is active in the field of phosphorus dendrimers. This research axis, initiated by Anne-Marie Caminade, finds its main fields of application in catalysis, materials science and biology/nanomedicine.
Its scientific production is remarkable. It maintains numerous national and international collaborations.

The Victor Grignard-Georg Wittig Conference is a cooperation between the German Chemical Society and the French Chemical Society. Grignard and Wittig – two great names in chemistry, both Nobel Prize winners in chemistry.
Victor Grignard was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1912 together with Paul Sabatier for his discovery of alkylmagnesium compounds, named after Grignard’s compounds. These compounds play a major role in organic chemistry. Georg Wittig and Herbert Charles Brown received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1979 for their discovery of the Wittig reaction which bears his name. This allows the synthesis of alkenes by reacting aldehydes or ketones with ylides.
In 1994 the first Victor Grignard – Georg Wittig conference took place. The winner was Jean-Pierre Majoral from Toulouse, France. Since then, renowned chemists from Germany and France are regularly awarded.

More about the >>Victor Grignard – Georg Wittig Lecture<<

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José Antonio Carrillo de la Plata is awarded the Echegaray Medal 2022

José Antonio Carrillo de la Plata is awarded the Echegaray Medal 2022

The concession has been agreed in the plenary session of the Corporation in December 2022. Thus, the institution grants José Antonio Carrillo this recognition, which is awarded every two years and is the oldest scientific award recognized in Spain.

The proposal for the award highlights the quality of Professor Carrillo’s scientific work in pure mathematics, ranging from Partial Differential Equations and related fields to various branches of applied science. His research has led him to obtain several important awards. The awarding of this medal responds to the fact that José Antonio Carrillo is already a world reference in his fields of study, with great presence in events or congresses, such as the International Conference for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) 2023, held worldwide, and in European institutions (European Mathemathics Society, European Academy of Sciences, Section Mathematics).

José Antonio Carrillo de la Plata was recently appointed Foreign Academician of the Corporation. He received his PhD from the University of Granada in 1996 and has developed his career in the field of differential equations of physics, in particular in nonlinear diffusion equations, kinetic equations and calculus of variations. His remarkable mastery of novel and delicate techniques of analysis, motivated by physics and probabilities, stands out. Since 2004, he has been successively ICREA Professor in Barcelona and since 2012 he was Professor at Imperial College London until 2020. In recent years, his contributions have been fundamental in fields such as mathematical biology, in its theoretical and computational aspects. These works and his growing international renown, as well as his extensive doctoral teaching, have promoted him to the chair of the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, in 2020.

The Echegaray Medal (Spanish: La Medalla Echegaray) is the highest scientific award granted by the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences. The award was created at the request of Santiago Ramón y Cajal after the award of the Nobel Prize to José Echegaray and is awarded in recognition of an exceptional scientific career. The first time it was granted was in 1907 to José Echegaray. The first woman to be awarded was Margarita Salas in 2016, more than a hundred years after the award was created.

The Corporation recognizes an eminent research career or a scientific contribution of special relevance.

For more information about the :

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Prof. Alberto Carpinteri awarded with the Giuliano Preparata Medal 2022

Prof. Alberto Carpinteri awarded with the Giuliano Preparata Medal 2022

On the last September 28th, 2022, the International Society for Condensed Matter Nuclear Science awards ceremony took place in Assisi (Italy), where Prof. Alberto Carpinteri was awarded with the Giuliano Preparata Medal 2022.


Alberto Carpinteri is an EurASC fellow and Head of Engineering Division – EurASC.

Chair Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics at the Politecnico di Torino (Italy) since 1986, Honorary Professor at Tianjin University (China) since 2017, Zhu Jiang (Pearl River) Professor of Guangdong Province at Shantou University since 2019, and the Head of the Engineering Division at the European Academy of Sciences since 2016. He is a Fellow of several Academies and Professional Associations and has been the President of different International Scientific Societies in the field of Structural Integrity and Fracture Mechanics, as well as of the National Research Institute of Metrology in Italy. Professor Carpinteri is the author of more than 1000 publications and the recipient of prestigious recognitions awarded by the most relevant societies (ASTM, SEM, RILEM,ICF, ESIS, etc.).

This academy recognises Prof. Carpinteri’s merit and congratulates on this award.

 Prof. Barry K. Sharpless receives 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

 Prof. Barry K. Sharpless receives 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Prof. Barry K. Sharpless (Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, USA) was honoured for the second time with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2022 and 2001).

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Prof. Sharpless shares the 2022 Prize with Carolyn R. Bertozzi and Morten Meldal « for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry ». 

EurASc sends its warmest congratulations to our member. It is an honour to have you as a member of our academy.

Click HERE to listen to the telephone interview of Prof. Barry Sharpless: “You should be attracted to uncertainty”


Prof. Sharpless awarded his second Nobel Prize in Chemistry–one of only two chemists to ever receive such an honor.

LA JOLLA, CA—Scripps Research professor K. Barry Sharpless, PhD, has been awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his groundbreaking research in developing “click chemistry,” an ingenious method for building molecules.

Sharpless, the W.M. Keck Professor of Chemistry, shares the prize with Carolyn R. Bertozzi, PhD, of Stanford University and Morten Meldal, PhD, of the University of Copenhagen for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry, according to the Nobel Prize committee.

Sharpless previously shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on chirally catalyzed oxidation reactions, making him the second scientist ever to win two Nobel Prizes in Chemistry. Frederick Sanger won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1958 and 1980.

“Barry Sharpless has had a tremendous impact on chemistry, first with his development of asymmetric synthesis and now with his elegant ‘click chemistry,’” says Peter Schultz, PhD, President and CEO of Scripps Research. “His work opened whole new scientific frontiers that have had a major impact on the fields of chemistry, biology and medicine. Barry has a remarkable combination of chemical insight, uncanny intuition and real-world practicality—he is a chemist’s chemist and a wonderful colleague.”

“Click chemistry”—a term Sharpless coined—is a set of methods for constructing chemical compounds via irreversible, highly efficient reactions between smaller molecules. The “click” refers to the LEGO™-like ease of fitting these modular elements together. This platform has transformed how scientists approach drug discovery, bioimaging and even more.

“This year’s Prize in Chemistry deals with not overcomplicating matters, instead working with what is easy and simple. Functional molecules can be built even by taking a straightforward route,” stated Johan Åqvist, Chair of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry.

Sharpless first studied chemistry at Dartmouth College, later going on to receive his PhD in Chemistry from Stanford University. Before joining Scripps Research, he was a professor in chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford.

Sharpless has received countless awards and honors for his foundational work in the field, including—most recently—the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Sir Derek Barton Gold Medal. Today, the Sharpless lab pursues useful new reactivity and general methods for selectively controlling chemical reactions. 

Source: Scripps Research


EurASc Ceremony 2022

EurASc Ceremony 2022

It was on October 24th and 25th of this year that we saw the first major EurASc post-pandemic event take place at the Fondation Universitaire Stichting in Brussels. 

Find the Program >> HERE<<

It was with great pleasure and honor that we received our fellows in this great ceremony, which had the premise of handing out the Leonardo da Vinci and Blaise Pascal Medal 2020 and 2021 awards, and followed with due emphasis the 2022 Awards to its winners, having the opportunity to hear them speak with passion about the work they do. We also had presentations from all Head’s of Division about the Future of Science – EurASc’s vision, where we could deepen our knowledge of the work done by the members as well as their future plans for the performance of each division. The ceremony came to an end on the afternoon of the 25th with the presentation of diplomas to the new fellows.

We also had the honour of having the interventions of Professor Maria Leptin – President of the European Research Council – ERC on The Importance of Frontier Research, followed by Professor Maria Graça Carvalho – Member of the European Parliament on EU Research and Innovation Policies and we also had Dr. Francesco Matteucci – Programme Manager of the European Innovation Council – EIC, as special guests, who gave us interesting interventions followed by a debate.

Ceremony Videos

Ceremony Photos

Opening Session - Professor Rodrigo Martins, EurASc President
EurASc Participants Group Photo
Professor Maria Leptin - President of the European Research Council - ERC on The Importance of Frontier Research
Professor Maria Graça Carvalho - Member of the European Parliament on EU Research and Innovation Policies
New Fellows EurAsc 2020, 2021 & 2022 present at the EurASc Ceremony 2022

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2023 Lars Onsager Prize Recipient

Lars Onsager Prize

Prof. Peter Hänggi, EurASc Blaise Pascal winner in 2018 (Physics), awarded with the highly prestigious  2023 Lars Onsager prize by the
American Physical Socitey (APS)


Lars Onsager Prize
The Onsager Prize recognizes outstanding research in theoretical statistical physics including the quantum fluids. The prize consists of $10,000 as well as a certificate citing the contribution made by the recipient. It was presented annually beginning in 1995..

Establishment & Support

The prize was endowed in 1993 by Drs. Russell and Marian Donnelly in memory of the unique spirit of Lars Onsager and his passion for analytical results.


Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity 2022 winners announced

Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity 2022 winners announced

On October 13 2022, the prestigious Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity was jointly awarded to the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The value of the prize is  one million Euros.

The prize was launched by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 2020 with the objective of distinguishing those persons and organisations from around the world whose work has greatly contributed to mitigating the impacts of climate change.

According to the IPCC announcement, for IPCC scientists, this prize is an important recognition and encouragement. For the decision-makers, it is another push for more decisive climate action.

The Environment and Earth Division of the European Academy of Sciences has an estimated 12 Fellows who have been deeply involved and have given freely their time, energy and knowledge, as scientists for the IPCC. Their activities have covered impact, adaptation and mitigation of climate change. Notable contributions have been in food security, climate mitigation, ocean sciences, the physics of the atmosphere and climate modelling. European Academy scientists have acted as authors, coordinating authors, review editors and reviewers of many IPCC Assessment and IPCC Special Reports, since the IPCC was founded in Sweden in 1989. 

It is especially gratifying in these troublesome times for our IPCC Fellows to receive a prize for humanity – Earth’s common humanity.

The European Academy of Sciences is both proud and humbled to have Fellows who have played an active role in the synthesis and assessment of climate change research and thereby receive the acknowledgement of the 2022 Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity.

About The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

About The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

António Feijó (the Foundation’s President) and Angela Merkel (the Jury’s President) give the Prize to Hoesung Lee (Chair of IPCC) and Anne Larigauderie (Executive Secretary of IPBES) © Márcia Lessa

Written by:

Professor Dr. John R Porter (

Head of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division of the European Academy of Sciences. 17 October 2022. 

Professor Veronique Gouverneur, EurASc Fellow, received the 2021 Moissan International Prize

Professor Veronique Gouverneur, EurASc Fellow, received the 2021 Moissan International Prize

Professor Veronique Gouverneur, FRS, EurASc Fellow, University of Oxford, UK, received the 2021 Moissan International Prize commemorating the isolation of elemental fluorine by Henri Moissan and stimulating research in the fields of fluorine chemistry.

This Prize, which is given every three years by the “Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie” in Paris rewards a researcher of international stature who has obtained exceptional results in the fields of fluorine and fluorinated products.