Johan Moan elected member of "The Royal Norwegian Society of Science and Letters"
Johan Moan from the Department of Radiation Biology at the Institute for Cancer Research has been elected member of "The Royal Norwegian Society of Science and Letters", Division of Sciences.
The membership was confirmed by the handover of a diploma at the meeting for the society in Trondheim on January 22nd.
The objective of the Academy is to promote the sciences, and its members are divided into two Divisions, Letters and Sciences.
The Society was founded in 1760 by Bishop Johan Ernst Gunnerus, Gerhard Schøning, a headmaster, and Councillor of State Peter Friderich Suhm under the name Det Trondhiemske Selskab (the Trondheim Society). It received the Royal Affirmation of its statutes in 1767 and was named Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskab (the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters). It was simultaneously granted seals.
On January 1, 2005 the Academy has 570 members, 436 of whom are domiciled in Norway. Links: