Professor Paula Eerola has been appointed as the new President of the Academy of Finland. The Government appointed Eerola on 10 February, and her five-year term as president begins on 1 March 2022.
Paula Eerola has served as Vice Rector at the University of Helsinki since 2018. She was appointed professor of experimental particle physics in 2008. She has also been Director of the Doctoral School in Natural Sciences, Director of the Helsinki Institute of Physics and Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Helsinki.
Eerola chaired the Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering from 2013 to 2017 and has been a member of the Academy’s Finnish Research Infrastructure Committee and its working committee and a member of the Academy Board and General Subcommittee.
She worked as a senior researcher of particle physics, professor of particle physics and head of the particle physics division at the University of Lund from 1998 to 2008. Before that she worked at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Eerola obtained a PhD from the University of Helsinki in 1990.
Eerola is a Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, the Finnish Society of Science and Letters, the Academy for Technical Sciences, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Read more: Paula Eerola appointed president of the Academy of Finland (press release by Ministry of Education, Science and Culture)