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Google AI leader, Nobel laureates among new appointments to Pontifical Academy of Sciences

March 11, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis has appointed six new members of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, an advisory body whose members include non-Catholics.

Among the new members are Swiss astronomer Didier Queloz, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2019; American astrophysicist Andrea M. Ghez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2020; and Demis Hassabis, founder and CEO of DeepMind, an AI initiative acquired by Google.

Also named to the academy were Örjan Gustafsson, a Swedish environmental scientist; Rafael Radi, a Uruguayan biochemist; and Daya Reddy, a South African scientist and mathematician.

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