Professorial Fellow in Mathematics Ulrike Tillmann says she is "absolutely delighted and deeply honoured" to have been elected as a member of the Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences.
The Leopoldina has a membership of some 1,500 distinguished scientists who bring their combined expertise to bear on questions of social and political relevance, publishing unbiased and timely scientific opinions. The Leopoldina represents the German scientific community in international committees and pursues the advancement of science for the benefit of humankind with the goal of shaping a better future.
It was known under the German name Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina until 2007, when it was declared a national academy of Germany, in which capacity it represents the German scientific community in international committees and speaks out on social and political questions, providing a nonpartisan, factual framework for discussion.
The Leopoldina is located in Halle in central Germany, and is one of the oldest academies of science in the world, having been founded in 1652.