The LSA is thrilled to announce the election of Life Member Janet Pierrehumbert (University of Oxford) to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).  The last LSA member to be so honored was Steven Pinker (Harvard University), in 2016.



Members are elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. Current NAS membership totals approximately 2,380 members and nearly 485 foreign associates, of whom approximately 190 have received Nobel prizes. A maximum of 100 members may be elected annually. Members must be U.S. citizens; non-citizens are elected as foreign associates, with a maximum of 25 elected annually.

Because membership is achieved by election, there is no membership application process. Although many names are suggested informally, only Academy members may submit formal nominations.

Read more about Janet Pierrehumbert and her election here.