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Norwegian neuroscientists elected Foreign Associates of US National Academy of Sciences

themosersNNN would like to congratulate professors May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) for being elected Foreign Associates of the US National Academy of Sciences. 

Only a maximum of 21 non-citizens of the US are elected as foreign associates annually. The National Academy of Sciences announced last week the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 15 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

May-Britt Moser is the first Norwegian women to receive this honour, and the Mosers are the youngest Norwegians ever to be elected. Only a handful of Norwegians have ever received this honour - there are currently five Norwegian foreign associates, including the Mosers.

Edvard Moser is founding director of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and co-director of Centre for Neural Computation, whereas May-Britt Moser is founding director of Centre for Neural Computation and co-director of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience.

Sources:
http://blog.medisin.ntnu.no/mosers-elected-foreign-associates-of-us-national-academy-of-sciences/?lang=en
http://www.nasonline.org/news-and-multimedia/news/april-29-2014-NAS-Election.html

Photo by Geir Mogen /NTNU DMF