Welcome to the new Chancellor, H. Em. Peter K.A. Turkson!
Welcome to the new Chancellor, H. Em. Peter K.A. Turkson!

Welcome to the new Chancellor, H. Em. Peter K.A. Turkson!

Pontifical Academy of Sciences
Evolution doesn't conflict with Creation, because evolution presupposes the creation of beings who evolve
Evolution doesn't conflict with Creation, because evolution presupposes the creation of beings who evolve

Evolution doesn't conflict with Creation, because evolution presupposes the creation of beings who evolve

Pope Francis
Evolution doesn't conflict with Creation, because evolution presupposes the creation of beings who evolve
Evolution doesn't conflict with Creation, because evolution presupposes the creation of beings who evolve

Evolution doesn't conflict with Creation, because evolution presupposes the creation of beings who evolve

Pope Francis
We are not custodians of a museum but cooperators in protecting and developing life and biodiversity
We are not custodians of a museum but cooperators in protecting and developing life and biodiversity

We are not custodians of a museum but cooperators in protecting and developing life and biodiversity

Pope Francis
We are not custodians of a museum but cooperators in protecting and developing life and biodiversity
We are not custodians of a museum but cooperators in protecting and developing life and biodiversity

We are not custodians of a museum but cooperators in protecting and developing life and biodiversity

Pope Francis
We are not custodians of a museum but cooperators in protecting and developing life and biodiversity
We are not custodians of a museum but cooperators in protecting and developing life and biodiversity

We are not custodians of a museum but cooperators in protecting and developing life and biodiversity

Pope Francis
Today’s scientists are more open to religious values and can glimpse the richness of the spiritual world and the light of divine transcendence
Today’s scientists are more open to religious values and can glimpse the richness of the spiritual world and the light of divine transcendence

Today’s scientists are more open to religious values and can glimpse the richness of the spiritual world and the light of divine transcendence

Pope Francis
Today’s scientists are more open to religious values and can glimpse the richness of the spiritual world and the light of divine transcendence
Today’s scientists are more open to religious values and can glimpse the richness of the spiritual world and the light of divine transcendence

Today’s scientists are more open to religious values and can glimpse the richness of the spiritual world and the light of divine transcendence

Pope Francis
Today’s scientists are more open to religious values and can glimpse the richness of the spiritual world and the light of divine transcendence
Today’s scientists are more open to religious values and can glimpse the richness of the spiritual world and the light of divine transcendence

Today’s scientists are more open to religious values and can glimpse the richness of the spiritual world and the light of divine transcendence

Pope Francis
I welcome the fact that the Academy concentrates on new knowledge necessary to confront the scourges of today's society
I welcome the fact that the Academy concentrates on new knowledge necessary to confront the scourges of today's society

I welcome the fact that the Academy concentrates on new knowledge necessary to confront the scourges of today's society

Pope Francis
I welcome the fact that the Academy concentrates on new knowledge necessary to confront the scourges of today's society
I welcome the fact that the Academy concentrates on new knowledge necessary to confront the scourges of today's society

I welcome the fact that the Academy concentrates on new knowledge necessary to confront the scourges of today's society

Pope Francis
I welcome the fact that the Academy concentrates on new knowledge necessary to confront the scourges of today's society
I welcome the fact that the Academy concentrates on new knowledge necessary to confront the scourges of today's society

I welcome the fact that the Academy concentrates on new knowledge necessary to confront the scourges of today's society

Pope Francis
I thank the Academy for its valued cooperation in combating the crime against humanity that is human trafficking
I thank the Academy for its valued cooperation in combating the crime against humanity that is human trafficking

I thank the Academy for its valued cooperation in combating the crime against humanity that is human trafficking

Pope Francis
I thank the Academy for its valued cooperation in combating the crime against humanity that is human trafficking
I thank the Academy for its valued cooperation in combating the crime against humanity that is human trafficking

I thank the Academy for its valued cooperation in combating the crime against humanity that is human trafficking

Pope Francis
I thank the Academy for its valued cooperation in combating the crime against humanity that is human trafficking
I thank the Academy for its valued cooperation in combating the crime against humanity that is human trafficking

I thank the Academy for its valued cooperation in combating the crime against humanity that is human trafficking

Pope Francis
I am convinced of the urgent need for continued dialogue and cooperation between the worlds of science and of faith
I am convinced of the urgent need for continued dialogue and cooperation between the worlds of science and of faith

I am convinced of the urgent need for continued dialogue and cooperation between the worlds of science and of faith

Pope Benedict XVI
I am convinced of the urgent need for continued dialogue and cooperation between the worlds of science and of faith
I am convinced of the urgent need for continued dialogue and cooperation between the worlds of science and of faith

I am convinced of the urgent need for continued dialogue and cooperation between the worlds of science and of faith

Pope Benedict XVI
I am convinced of the urgent need for continued dialogue and cooperation between the worlds of science and of faith
I am convinced of the urgent need for continued dialogue and cooperation between the worlds of science and of faith

I am convinced of the urgent need for continued dialogue and cooperation between the worlds of science and of faith

Pope Benedict XVI
Science's task is a patient yet passionate search for the truth about the cosmos, nature and the constitution of the human being
Science's task is a patient yet passionate search for the truth about the cosmos, nature and the constitution of the human being

Science's task is a patient yet passionate search for the truth about the cosmos, nature and the constitution of the human being

Pope Benedict XVI
Science's task is a patient yet passionate search for the truth about the cosmos, nature and the constitution of the human being
Science's task is a patient yet passionate search for the truth about the cosmos, nature and the constitution of the human being

Science's task is a patient yet passionate search for the truth about the cosmos, nature and the constitution of the human being

Pope Benedict XVI
Science's task is a patient yet passionate search for the truth about the cosmos, nature and the constitution of the human being
Science's task is a patient yet passionate search for the truth about the cosmos, nature and the constitution of the human being

Science's task is a patient yet passionate search for the truth about the cosmos, nature and the constitution of the human being

Pope Benedict XVI
The Church doesn't expect science merely to follow principles of ethics. It expects “charity of knowledge”
The Church doesn't expect science merely to follow principles of ethics. It expects “charity of knowledge”

The Church doesn't expect science merely to follow principles of ethics. It expects “charity of knowledge”

Pope Francis
The Church doesn't expect science merely to follow principles of ethics. It expects “charity of knowledge”
The Church doesn't expect science merely to follow principles of ethics. It expects “charity of knowledge”

The Church doesn't expect science merely to follow principles of ethics. It expects “charity of knowledge”

Pope Francis
The Church doesn't expect science merely to follow principles of ethics. It expects “charity of knowledge”
The Church doesn't expect science merely to follow principles of ethics. It expects “charity of knowledge”

The Church doesn't expect science merely to follow principles of ethics. It expects “charity of knowledge”

Pope Francis
The meetings of the Academy have contributed to a more fruitful dialogue between the Church and the scientific community
The meetings of the Academy have contributed to a more fruitful dialogue between the Church and the scientific community

The meetings of the Academy have contributed to a more fruitful dialogue between the Church and the scientific community

Pope St John Paul II
The meetings of the Academy have contributed to a more fruitful dialogue between the Church and the scientific community
The meetings of the Academy have contributed to a more fruitful dialogue between the Church and the scientific community

The meetings of the Academy have contributed to a more fruitful dialogue between the Church and the scientific community

Pope St John Paul II
The meetings of the Academy have contributed to a more fruitful dialogue between the Church and the scientific community
The meetings of the Academy have contributed to a more fruitful dialogue between the Church and the scientific community

The meetings of the Academy have contributed to a more fruitful dialogue between the Church and the scientific community

Pope St John Paul II
The meetings of the Academy have contributed to a more fruitful dialogue between the Church and the scientific community
The meetings of the Academy have contributed to a more fruitful dialogue between the Church and the scientific community

The meetings of the Academy have contributed to a more fruitful dialogue between the Church and the scientific community

Pope St John Paul II

News

Audience with the Holy Father

The two Presidents and the incoming and retiring Chancellors of the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and of Social Sciences had an audience with the Holy Father on June 4th. The ...

First European Santa Marta Conference on the Eradication of Modern Slavery

First European Santa Marta Conference Eradication of Modern Slavery How can we succeed? Human Trafficking and Labour exploitation in Europe 8-9 February 2022 Online | Cologne, ...

The role of solidarity in pursuing the sustained improvement of people’s living conditions and nature

1. Introduction and Scope We have to address a solidarity paradox: on the one hand there is so much solidarity exercised by individuals in families, hospitals, schools, ...

Our book on "Food Loss and Waste" received the prestigious Gourmand Prize in Paris as best book on reducing food waste

Merci Monsieur le président, de me donner la parole que je prends au nom de l’Académie pontificale des sciences, de son Président, le Professeur von Braun, et de son Chancelier, ...

Address of the PAS President to "Faith and Science: Towards COP26"

Holy Father, Religious leaders, Youth leaders, Excellences, Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, We are currently facing unprecedented challenges and the environmental degradation of ...

The Moment to See the Poor

Joachim von Braun, Stefano Zamagni, Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo Science 17 Apr 2020 | Vol. 368, Issue 6488, pp. 214 | DOI: 10.1126/science.abc2255 The coronavirus disease 2019 ...

Academicians

Zeresenay “Zeray” Alemseged

Paleoanthropologist Zeresenay “Zeray” Alemseged was born in 1969 in Axum, Ethiopia and is currently the Donald N. Pritzker Professor in the Department of Organismal Biology and ...

Werner Arber

Most important awards, prizes and academies  Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1978). Academies: European Molecular Biology Organization (1964); European Academy of Arts, ...

Frances Hamilton Arnold

Most important awards, prizes and academies Membership of Professional Societies: Royal Academy of Engineering (UK); American Philosophical Society; American Academy of Arts and ...

Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato

Most important awards, prizes and academies SRE Scientific Prize 2011, IV Simpósio de Reabilitação Esportiva USP-RP; Personalidade da Tecnologia Prize 2011, Sindicato dos ...

David Baltimore

Most important awards, prizes and academies Awards: First recipient of the Gustave Stern Award in Virology (1970); Warren Triennial Prize from the Massachusetts General ...

Antonio M. Battro

Most important awards, prizes and academies Awards: Premio Nacional de Ciencias, Psicología y Educación, Argentina (1970); Premio Mira y López, Fund. Getulio Vargas, Rio de ...

David Baulcombe

Most important awards, prizes and academies National Honour: Knight Bachelor, (Queens Birthday Honours list 2009). Awards: Sir Hans Krebs Medal and Lecture (2021) Federation of ...

Paul Berg

Most important awards, prizes and academies Awards: Work on the genetic apparatus that directs the synthesis of proteins earned Dr. Berg the Eli Lilly Award in Biochemistry (1959) ...

Robert Eric Betzig

Most important prizes, awards and academies 1992 William L. McMillan Award; 1993 National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research; 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry; ...

Helen M. Blau

Most important awards, prizes and academies Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (1991), Senior Career Recognition Award of WICB, American ...

Thierry Boon-Falleur

Most important awards, prizes and academies Awards: Prix Rik et Nel Wouters pour la recherche sur le cancer (1986); Prix De Vooght d'Immunologie (1986); Cancer Research Institute, ...

Joachim von Braun

Most important awards, prizes and academies “One World Medal in Gold”, donated by the Federal German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development “for research and service to ...

Luis Ángel Caffarelli

Most important awards, prizes and academies Professional societies: American Mathematical Society; American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1986); National Academy of Sciences ...

Emmanuelle Charpentier

Most important awards, prizes and academies Lab Head and Guest Professor at the Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, University of Vienna, (2002-04); Lab Head, Assistant ...

Chien-Jen Chen

Most important awards, prizes and academies Fellowships: Overseas Fellow, American College of Epidemiology, 1989; Fogarty International Research Fellow, US National Institute of ...

Events

Resilience of People and Ecosystems under Climate Stress

12-14 July 2022

A new initiative by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences to bring researchers, policy ...

Reconstructing the Future for People and Planet

9-10 June 2022

The Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) has a track record of eminent events ...

Health of the seas and oceans and their role in the present and future of humanity

8 June 2022

A meeting at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in the Vatican, in collaboration with ...

Publications

Transformative Roles of Science in Society: From Emerging Basic Science Toward Solutions for People’s Wellbeing

Proceedings of the Plenary Session | 12-14 November 2018 J. von Braun, M. Sánchez ...

Science and Sustainability. Impacts of Scientific Knowledge and Technology on Human Society and its Environment

Proceedings of the Plenary Session | 25-29 November 2016 W. Arber, J. von Braun, M. ...

Evolving Concepts of Nature

Proceedings of the Plenary Session | 24-28 October 2014 Acta 23 | Vatican City, ...

Statements

Final Statement of the Workshop on Health of the Seas and Oceans and their Role in the Present and Future of Humanity

27 June 2022

The ocean and its seas make the planet habitable for all life forms, including ours, ...

Preventing Nuclear War and War Against Civilian Populations: Also a Task for the Sciences

8 April 2022

Humankind is again confronted with a grave threat, arising from armed conflicts and ...

Final Statement on COVID-19

4-5 November 2021

Abstract The Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) expresses concern over the fact ...