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Philosophy of Science Prize

Professor Sabina Leonelli, professor of Philosophy and History of Science, has been awarded the American Philosophical Society’s Patrick Suppes Prize in Philosophy of Science in recognition of her book Data Centric Biology.

The American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.” In the 21st century the Society sustains this mission in three principal ways. It honours and engages ground breaking scientists, seminal thinkers in the humanities and social sciences, and leaders in civic and cultural affairs through elected membership and opportunities for interdisciplinary, intellectual fellowship, particularly in semi-annual gatherings in Philadelphia. It supports research and discovery through grants and fellowships, lectures, publications, prizes, exhibitions, and public education. It serves scholars through a research library of manuscripts and other collections internationally recognized for their enduring historic value. The American Philosophical Society’s current activities reflect the founder’s spirit of inquiry, provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas, and convey the conviction of its members that intellectual inquiry and critical thought are inherently in the public interest.

Date: 4 April 2022