Gerd Gigerenzer has been elected a member of the American Philosophical Society
Since its foundation, only 5540 members have been accepted into the American Philosophical Society.
Gerd Gigerenzer, Director of the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, has been elected a member of the American Philosophical Society. The Society was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin with the aim to promote "useful knowledge" in the humanities and natural sciences and is the oldest scientific association in the United States of America. At present, the Society includes 832 members from the United States and 162 international members. Since it was founded, only 5540 members have been accepted into the ranks of the American Philosophical Society—including Albert Einstein, Alexander von Humboldt, and Marie Curie.