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The Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities
(Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften) is an independent public institution, located in Munich. It appoints scholars whose research has contributed considerably to the increase of knowledge within their subject. The general goal of the academy is the promotion of interdisciplinary encounters and contacts and the cooperation of representatives of different subjects.

Contents

1 History 2 Members 3 Presidents 4 Commissions of the Academy 5 Address 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] On 12 October 1758 the lawyer Johann Georg von Lori
Johann Georg von Lori
(1723–1787), Privy Counsellor at the College of Coinage and Mining in Munich, founded the Bayerische Gelehrte Gesellschaft (Learned Society of Bavaria).[1] This led to the foundation by Maximilian III Joseph, Elector of Bavaria, of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities on 28 March 1769. Count Sigmund von Haimhausen
Sigmund von Haimhausen
was the first president. The Academy's foundation charter specifically mentions the Parnassus Boicus, an earlier learned society.[1] Originally, the Academy consisted of two divisions, the Class for History (Historische Klasse) and the Class for Philosophy (Philosophische Klasse); natural sciences, including mathematics and physics, were thought of as part of the Class for Philosophy. Today, the Academy is still divided into two classes, but the classes are now the Class for Philosophy and History (which also includes the humanities and social sciences) and the Class for Mathematics
Mathematics
and the Natural Sciences. Members[edit] In each class, the number of ordinary members is limited to 45, and the number of corresponding members is limited to 80. However, ordinary members at or over the age of 70 are not counted towards this limit; the number of ordinary members is, therefore, usually around 120. During the course of its history, the academy has had numerous famous members including Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the Grimm brothers, Theodor Mommsen, Anthimos Gazis, Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt, Kurt Sethe, Max Planck, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Max Weber, Werner Heisenberg and Adolf Butenandt. Presidents[edit] First president was the chairman of the Mint and Mining Commission, Sigmund, Count of Haimhausen. Further presidents included Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Friedrich Wilhelm von Schelling, Justus von Liebig, Ignaz von Döllinger, Max von Pettenkofer
Max von Pettenkofer
and Walther Meißner. At present, the presidency is held by Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Hoffmann. Commissions of the Academy[edit] For the pursuit of long-term projects, the Academy forms Commissions. At present, 37 Commissions employ more than 450 persons. Address[edit] Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften Alfons-Goppel-Str. 11 80539 München Germany See also[edit]

Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich Technical University of Munich List of universities in Germany Bavaria German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

References[edit] Citations

^ a b Geschichte: Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften.

Sources

"Geschichte". Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 

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