During the 140th session of the General Assembly of the Polish Academy of Sciences on 5 December 2019, Prof. Andrzej Skowroński and Prof. Józef Szudy were elected to the prestigious group of real members of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In more than 70 years of history of the Nicolaus Copernicus University, only 7 professors permanently associated with the Nicolaus Copernicus University were honored with the real membership of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
At the December session, the General Assembly elected new national members of the Polish Academy of Sciences, including 38 real members and 51 correspondent members. The Assembly is composed of eminent scientists who determine the directions of development and activities of the Academy. Researchers, who sit among both real and correspondent members, represent five scientific disciplines. Prof. Andrzej Skowroński and Prof. Józef Szudy, together with eleven other scientists, constitute a group dealing with exact sciences and earth sciences.