Vint Cerf, one of the Fathers of the Internet shares “Lessons from the Internet”

A presentation sponsored by the Washington Academy of Sciences, March 26, 2021

Widely known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet,” Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Vint Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet. Kahn and Cerf were named the recipients of the ACM Alan M. Turing award in 2004 for their work on the Internet protocols. The Turing award is sometimes called the “Nobel Prize of Computer Science.” In November 2005, President George Bush awarded Cerf and Kahn the Presidential Medal of Freedom for their work.    Read more.

The COVID-19 Crisis: A Perspective From India

A presentation by Dr. D. N. Reddy,  Dec. 15, 2020

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Announcing 2020 Awards

The Washington Academy of Sciences is pleased to announce its awards for 2020 to recognize work of merit and distinction of scientists and leaders in the greater Washington area. Although we could not celebrate the awardees at our traditional banquet this year, we hosted an online event to meet them on Sept. 10, 2020.
The award recipients are listed here.

The keynote speaker for the 2020 Awards Ceremony was 
Dr. Yolanda Gil.
 Her talk was titled: “Thoughtful Artificial Intelligence:  Forging A New Partnership for Data Science and
Scientific Discovery”. 
See her presentation here.  

Since 1898, the Washington Academy of Sciences has served as the affiliation of Washington D.C. area scientific societies. The formation of the Academy culminated a decade of planning under the leadership of the Philosophical Society of Washington. The founders included Alexander Graham Bell and Samuel Langley, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The purpose of the new Academy was to encourage the advancement of science and “to conduct, endow, or assist investigation in any department of science.” That purpose guided the Academy throughout its first 100 years and will continue to be our guide through the current century.

Among our nearly 60 Affiliated Societies and Institutions are Meadowlark Gardens and the D.C. Historical Society
Among the recipients of The Washington Academy’s Seals of Approval are Karl Pribram’s The Form Within: My Point of View and Dan Berleant’s The Human Race to the Future – What Could Happen And What to Do.
Among the recipients of The Washington Academy’s Awards for Scientific Work of High Merit are Harry Diamond for Engineering in 1941 and John Mather for Physical Sciences in 2006
Harry Diamond
Harry Diamond
John Mather
John Mather

The Washington Academy of Sciences has published articles of scientific interest continuously since 1899, first as The Proceedings until 1911, when it became The Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences. The Tables of Contents of 100+ issues of the Journal are listed here.