Helmut Schwarz has been elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Wednesday, 18. April 2012

Helmut Schwarz

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences elected 17 new Foreign Honorary Members. They include: Helmut Schwarz, President of Germany’s Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and Member of UniCat.

The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on October 6, 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 Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill in the twentieth. The current membership includes more than 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.