Emmanuel Candès elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 204 new members into one of the country's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. The 2014 class includes some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders. They will be inducted at a ceremony on October 11, 2014, at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Since its founding in 1780, the Academy has elected leading “thinkers and doers” from each generation, including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin in the eighteenth century, Daniel Webster and Ralph Waldo Emerson in the nineteenth, and Margaret Meade and Martin Luther King, Jr. in the twentieth. The current membership includes more than 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.