The board of directors consists of five members and acts as the executive committee of the Young Academy. The members, who are elected annually, also function as delegates in the General Assembly of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In addition to the board of directors, the Young Academy sends eleven more delegates and eight deputies to the General Assembly.
Introduction of the members
Research Area: Fine Arts
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
In my work I analyze our perceptions of time, especially the role of images for our concepts and ideas of the past. As an artistic researcher I use the fine arts as a means to approach my objects of investigation. At the Young Academy, there are two attributes I very much appreciate about its members - being curious and being open-minded. These qualities are of great importance to our society too and I think they can be promoted by ensuring good working conditions for young researchers and scientists.
Research Area: Theoretical Physics
Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck
I work in the field of Quantum Information Theory, where I investigate quantum many-body systems. What I really appreciate about the Young Academy is the communication with excellent researchers from different backgrounds. One of my goals is to further strengthen Austria's scientific community, especially the younger generation.
Research Area: Prehistoric Archaeology
Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology (OREA), OeAW Vienna
My research on motherhood in European prehistory touches on some topics that are also of great relevance today - the social value of pregnancy, birth and child-care and how gender-relations are negotiated in our every-day lives. Therefore I see it as my role at the Young Academy to increase gender equality and the compatibility of excellent research and family responsibilities. The Young Academy's interdisciplinary network allows us to advocate together for up-and-coming scientists and researchers as well as for good and stable working conditions in academia.
Research Area: Mathematics
RICAM OeAW / University of Warwick
I work in Applied Mathematics, especially with mathematical equations describing the transport of large particle masses. The Young Academy gives me the opportunity to connect with a large number of young researchers with different academic backgrounds. It is also a platform to campaign together for young scientists and for better research conditions in Austria.