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Torsten N. Wiesel

Torsten N. Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1981 in recognition of his pioneering work on the neural basis of visual perception, carried out at Harvard Medical School in collaboration with David Hubel. He served as President of the Rockefeller University from 1992-1998. He was awarded the National Medal of Science (USA) in 2005 in recognition not only of his scientific excellence but of his outstanding leadership in support of international scientific collaboration, principally as Secretary General of the Human Frontier Science Program since 2000. He also currently co-chairs the Board of Governors of Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, chairs the Scientific Council of the Israeli-Palestinian Science Organization and serves on the Board of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. He is member of many distinguished societies, including the Royal Society, the National Academy of Sciences, the Philosophical Society, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Sciences

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