New members appointed to High Level Group of the Commission's Scientific Advice Mechanism
Two new scientists have joined the High Level Group of the Commission's Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM):
From 30 January 2017 Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer, former Director General of CERN, becomes Chair, replacing Professor Henrik C. Wegener, who is leaving the Group at the end of February. Professor Pearl Dykstra becomes Deputy Chair, replacing Professor Elvira Fortunato, who remains a member.
Nobel Prize Laureate and Director of the Francis Crick institute Sir Paul Nurse will join the HLG as a member in March 2017, following the departure of the Chair, Professor Henrik Wegener, due to his appointment as Rector of the University of Copenhagen.