Shahidi inducted in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Freydoon Shahidi, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, was inducted in the 2010 Class of Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at the Academy's headquarters in Cambridge, MA on October 9, 2010.
Shahidi joins one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. A center for independent policy research, the Academy celebrates the 230th anniversary of its founding this year. The current membership includes more than 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.
Established in 1780 by John Adams and other founders of the nation, the Academy undertakes studies of complex and emerging problems. Its membership of scholars and practitioners from many disciplines and professions gives it a unique capacity to conduct a wide range of interdisciplinary, long-term policy research. Current projects focus on science and technology; global security; social policy and American institutions; the humanities and culture; and education
Shahidi is considered one of the preeminent researchers within what is known as the Langlands Program. For more on Shahidi's work see the 2007 PUrview article on the conference held in honor of his 60th birthday (PDF) that year.