October 2017 Issue Table of Contents
Dingwell Elected into Leopoldina
Prof. Donald Bruce Dingwell, Director of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the LMU Munich has been elected to membership in the Leopoldina, Germany´s national academy of sciences. Dingwell has played a major role in the development of experimental Earth sciences in general and experimental volcanology in particular. He is already a member of 3 other academies.
Founded in Schweinfurt in 1652, the Leopoldina is the world’s oldest continuously existing academy for medicine and the natural sciences. The academy elects distinguished academics and scientists to become members. Currently, the Leopoldina has approximately 1,500 members in over 30 countries.