Jean-Pierre Bourguignon becomes a Foundation Fellow of the ISC
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Jean-Pierre Bourguignon becomes a Foundation Fellow of the International Science Council

On June 9, 2022, the International Science Council (ISC) announced the establishment of a Fellowship that will initially be given to 51 of the world’s leading scientists, in addition to the 15 members of its Governing Board.

This is intended to be the highest honour that the ISC can confer on a scientist. It is awarded to individuals who have distinguished themselves through their international scientific actions, their scientific leadership, their contributions to major scientific initiatives and structures, or by the scope of their scientific work.

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, mathematician, former director and now honorary professor of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES), is one of the first Foundation Fellows of the ISC. He is one of two French scientists to receive this recognition, along with Cédric Villani, who is also a mathematician and a regular visitor at IHES.

The International Science Council (ISC) is the only international NGO bringing together over 200 international natural and social science unions and associations as well as national and regional scientific organizations including academies, research councils, institutes and foundations.

The Foundation Fellows are commited to defending the values and ideas promoted by the ISC. For example, they will work to ensure that scientific knowledge, data and expertise are universally accessible and its benefits universally shared. They will also act to ensure that the practice of science is inclusive and equitable, including in opportunities for scientific education and capacity development. They will thus contribute to the ISC and its mission, which is act as the international voice for science as a global public good.


Press release from the ISC here