Prof. Dr. Celal Şengör Was Chosen as “Lebniz Sozietät der Wissenschaften” Member
Nov 24, 2016


In addition to our researchers and students, scientists within our academic personnel keep on taking part in respectable foreign organizations. Latest example for this is Prof. Dr. Celal Şengör, lecturer of Faculty of Mines and Eurasia Earth Sciences. Our lecturer was chosen as a member for Germany’s Leibniz Association of the Sciences (Leibniz Sozietat der Wissenschaften). Şengör has become the first and only member chosen from Turkey. Prof. Dr. Celal Şengör’s membership depends on his scientific studies, research, articles and his international and unique perspective on Earth sciences. We congratulate our academician on his international success representing our university and country and wish him further success.

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What is Leibniz Association of the Sciences (Leibniz Sozietat der Wissenschaften) ?

Leibniz Association of the Sciences was founded by German scientist and philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz who specialized on mathematics in 1700 in Berlin under the name of “Electoral Brandenburg Society of Sciences” (Kurfürstlich Brandenburgische Societät der Wissenschaften) and later the Association was named Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences (Preussische Königliche Akdecuie der Wissenschaften). At the end of World War II, the name of the association changed into German Academy of Sciences (Deutsce Akademie der Wissenschaften) in East Berlin. Today the association continues its studies with the abbreviation LSW. When the member list of the association is examined, distinguished members stand out such as, Alexander von Humboldt, Albert Einstein, Max Planck, Werner Heisenberg and Hans Stille.

Who is Prof. Dr. Celal Şengör?

Prof. Dr. Celal Şengör was chosen as the first Turkish member for Academia Europaea and USA National Center for Science Education; and as the second Turkish member for Russian Academy of Sciences and German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. After his membership to Austrian Academy of Sciences last year, with the membership to Leibniz Association of the Sciences he gained another success in his academic career. Prof. Dr. Şengör currently continues his studies in Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences in our university and greatly contributes to the international literature.