TÜBA 2016 Academy Prizes have been awarded to Şerif Mardin, Mary-Claire King and Omar M. Yaghi.
TÜBA Academy Prizes are annually given, in three categories, to nominated scientists with original, leading and path-breaking works in their fields. Nominations are made by TÜBA members, science academies in the world and other science institutions and scientists invited as nominators.
Şerif Mardin, of Istanbul City University, received the prize in the category of Social Sciences and Humanities in recognition of his works in modernity and religion, modernization in Turkey, ideology and civil society, centre-periphery and neighbourhood-school relations in Turkey.
Mary-Claire King, Professor of Genome Sciences and of Medical Genetics at the University of Washington, has been awarded in the category of Health and Life Sciences in recognition of her studies in the field of breast cancer genetics.
Omar M. Yaghi, the James and Neeltje Tretter Chair Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, has become the receiver of the prize in the category of Basic and Engineering Sciences in recognition of his works in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan delivered a speech at an awards ceremony, held by the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey.