Viola Priesemann new member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Lower Saxony
The Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Lower Saxony has accepted Viola Priesemann, research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPI-DS) and professor at Georg-August-Universität, as a new full member. She is one of 16 new members of the Academy, which forms a worldwide competence network including around 350 scientists. The new members were officially introduced at the public summer meeting on June 9.
Founded in 1751, the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Lower Saxony is one of the oldest scholarly societies in Germany. It has set itself the task of promoting and connecting a wide variety of scientific disciplines and counted numerous famous personalities in its ranks. "I am very pleased to now be part of this worldwide network that is so rich in tradition," says Viola Priesemann. "Interdisciplinary exchange is indispensable in modern science, as many of today's challenges cannot be solved within one discipline alone," she continues.
The Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Lower Saxony is composed of about 350 members in total researching in humanities, life sciences as well as social sciences. Among them are also the directors of the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Ramin Golestanian, Eberhard Bodenschatz, Theo Geisel (emeritus), and several Nobel laureates. The scientists regularly discuss current research questions in symposia organized by the academy. As a Max Planck research group leader, Viola Priesemann focuses on the self-organization of complex networks in living structures such as the brain, but also in overall social systems. "We are delighted that Viola Priesemann is another MPI-DS scientist who has been accepted into the Academy of Sciences, and we cordially congratulate her," concludes Ramin Golestanian, managing director at MPI-DS.
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