Beckwith of Physics and Astronomy Elected to
Steven V.W. Beckwith, professor of
astronomy in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
and director of the Space
Telescope Science Institute, has been elected a fellow
of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the
highest honors in the United States.
The academy, which was founded in 1780 by Johns Adams,
James Bowdoin, John Hancock and other scholar-patriots,
conducts interdisciplinary studies on international
security, social policy, education and the humanities that
draw on the range of academic and intellectual disciplines
of its members. Among its fellows have been George
Washington, Ben Franklin, Daniel Webster, Ralph Waldo
Emerson, Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill.
New fellows will be inducted in October at the
academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.
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