Astrophysicist Lucio Mayer was elected to the board of trustees of the MERAC Foundation. The foundation promotes innovative and noncommercial research in astrophysics and cosmology in Europe and Switzerland and the research and knowhow exchange between Switzerland and Europe by awarding the MERAC Prize three times per year via European Astronomical Society EAS. Lucio Mayer also joins the EAS board deciding on the awards. Former Faculty of Science Astrophysicist George Lake, who passed away on May 24th, was one of the promoters of the MERAC award. In honor of his merits the MERAC foundation made George Lake an honorary member.
The Faculty of Science congratulates Lucio Mayer.