UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences


Professors Ivan Parkin and Sally Price elected as 2018 Members of the Academica Europea

4 October 2018

The UCL Faculty of Mathematical & Physical Sciences is pleased to announce that Professor Ivan Parkin and Professor Sally Price have been elected as Members of the Academica Europea.

Professor Ivan Parkin (L) and Professor Sally Price (R)

Formed in 1988, the Academia Europaea is the pan-European academy of science, humanities and letters, with a membership of over 3,800 eminent scholars, drawn from all countries of Europe, and all disciplines, nationalities and geographical locations.

The object of Academia Europaea is the advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship in the humanities, law, the economic, social, and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all branches of natural and technological sciences anywhere in the world. One of the key aims is the advancement of public education covering all ages in the aforementioned subjects.

Academia Europaea is a European, non-governmental association acting as an Academy. Their members are scientists and scholars who collectively aim to promote learning, education and research.

Invitations are made only after peer group nomination, scrutiny and confirmation as to the scholarship and eminence of the individual in their chosen field. Election is confirmed by the Council of the Academia.

Members are drawn from across the whole European continent and include European scholars who are resident in other regions of the world. Amongst them are seventy-two Nobel Laureates, several of whom were elected to the Academia before they received the prize.

Professor Ivan Parkin said that he is, “…delighted to be elected as a member of the academy. This achievement is down to the hard work and inspiration from my research group”.

Professor Sally Price added, “I too was delighted to be elected, and find out how widespread the membership was, both geographically in including a collaborator from Siberia, and in academic interests, covering humanities; social and related sciences; exact sciences and life sciences.  The work of the academy in fostering collaborations across Europe and disciplines is exciting.”

Full information on the Academia Europaea, its regional knowledge hubs and the Young Academy of Europe, together with information about all individual AE members, AE events and activity can be found via the AE website.