The Academia de Ciencias de América Latina, ACAL has appointed Dr. Miguel Torres as a Honorary Member in recognition of the high level scientific activity, and his contribution to the progress of science and the integration of Latin America and the Caribbean among scientific institutions worldwide.
ACAL has been created in 1982 under the sponsorship of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, with the aim of promoting and contributing to the advancement of mathematical, physical, chemical, earth, and life sciences, and to their application to the development and integration of Latin America and the Caribbean. The Academy strongly promotes cooperation among scientific institutions and the exchange of researchers and scientific knowledge for the better integration of Latin American and the Caribbean within the international scientific arena.
Dr. Torres and Dr. Angela Nieto, will be the first Spanish researchers to become part of this society. ACAL currently counts with participation of more than 250 members from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela, and two Spanish members.