June 7, 2001
Vol. 20 No. 18

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    APS elects Sonnenschein and alumnus

    The American Philosophical Society has elected Hugo Sonnenschein, President Emeritus and the Charles L. Hutchinson Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, to its membership as well as alumnus John Bahcall (S.M.,’57), the Richard Black professor of natural sciences at Princeton University’s Institute for Advanced Studies.

    Sonnenschein and Bahcall were two of 47 newly elected resident and foreign members. Divided into five classes, members are elected as fellows in mathematical and physical sciences, biological sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the arts, learned professions and public affairs.

    Sonnenschein was elected to the social sciences class and Bahcall to the mathematical and physical sciences.

    One of the country’s oldest learned societies, the American Philosophical Society was founded by Benjamin Franklin more than 250 years ago.

    Today it is a renowned international organization that promotes knowledge in the sciences and humanities through scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources and community outreach.