Our retired faculty member Prof. Dr. Celal Şengör became a member of Rome-based Accademia dei Lincei, one of the most prestigious and oldest scientific academies in Europe. Prof. Dr. Şengör made our country proud by being the second person from Türkiye to be deemed worthy of membership to this academy.

About Accademia dei Lincei

Dating back to 1603, the academy was named the Academy of Lynxes because of the importance its founder botanist Federico Cesi gave to scientific observation. The Accademia dei Lincei was named after the lynx, which are known for their sharp vision.

Soon after its foundation, Galileo joined the Academy, and later scientists such as Einstein, Fermi, Heisenberg and Max Planck were admitted. The mission of the academy is to promote, coordinate, integrate and disseminate scientific knowledge in its highest expression within the framework of unity and universality of culture.

For video link: https://www.lincei.it/en/node/10597