9 February 2012

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The Acting Chair of IUC Council, Academician Ivo Šlaus was recently elected for the President of the World Academy of Arts and Science.

Working under the motto: „Leadership in thoughts that leads to action“, World academy is enabling a politically independent forum for discussions about vital problems of society and promotion of science as a social benefit. Main goal of Academy’s work is advancement of human capital which is achieved by cooperation with a number of organisations, such as Roman club, Pugwash conferences and number of individual national Academies and their associations, such as All European Academies (ALLEA).

World Academy was established upon the initiative of Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Roberta Oppenheimer, Harold Urey, Pierre Auger, Harold Lasswell, Francis Perrin, Joseph Rotblat and John Boyd Orr, who became its first President in 1960. Today, it has more than 600 members from 86 countries of the world and from all continents.

Ivo Šlaus was born in 1931 in Split, Croatia. He achieved his PhD degree at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. His research interests are nuclear and medical physics, particle physics and science of sciences. He works at the Institute Ruđer Bošković in Zagreb. He is the member of the Croatian Academy of Art and Science, Roman Club, Academia Europaea, Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea – Salzburg. Prof. Šlaus published 369 publications. He received a Croatian state award for life achievements in 2008.

Ivo Šlaus has been supporting the IUC and contributing to the implementation of its programmes. He has been a member of many IUC governing bodies, lately Deputy Director General and a Vice-Chair of IUC Council. He now serves as an Acting Chair of the Council.

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