Taiwanese epidemiologist and politician Chen Shin-yin, 70, has become a new member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. As reported on July 30 in the Vatican, the health expert is the vice president of Academia Sinica – the National Taiwan Academy of Sciences, and in 2016-2020 he was the vice president of Taiwan.

Chen became a famous figure when he was the advisor for the SARS epidemic in 2003. Later, this Taiwanese Catholic was awarded the Papal Order of Saint. And George approved him in the Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem (the Holy Sepulcher).

Pontifical Academy of Sciences It was founded in 1603. Its aim is to promote advances in mathematics, physics and the natural sciences, as well as to study related cognitive problems. Members of the Academy, appointed by the popes, are outstanding representatives of the mathematical and natural sciences from different countries. Among the 80 members there are 20 Nobel laureates. From Poland, a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences is the father. the professor. Michau Heller, philosopher, theoretical physicist (relativist-cosmologist), Templeton Prize laureate. Since 2017, the head of the Academy has been a German professor of agricultural economics, 71-year-old Joachim von Braun.

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