On March 31, ARTHUR BIENENSTOCK, professor emeritus in the Department of Applied Physics and currently special assistant to the president for federal research policy, and director of the Wallenberg Research Link/Swedish Contact Center here at Stanford, received the following fax from the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences:
Dear Professor Bienenstock,
The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, which was founded in 1919, is a learned society composed of elected members active in the technological and economic sciences or in areas where these are applied. The task of the Academy is to, for the benefit of society, promote the engineer and economic sciences and the advancement of business and industry.
Persons who are permanent residents in a country other than Sweden who have performed outstanding work in the Academy’s field of activities, and in the Academy’s spirit “for the benefit of society,” and who have envinced a particular interest in developing contacts with Swedish research and the Swedish industrial and business community may be appointed foreign members.
We have the great pleasure to inform you that the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) at its General Meeting on March 24, 2010, elected you Foreign Member of the Academy. We wish you most welcome to our Academy and we hope that mutual benefit shall be gained through your membership.
Per Odling, Professor, PhD, Docent
Secretary to the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA)