World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics


ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 1 July 2000



(2000), "World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics", Kybernetes, Vol. 29 No. 5/6.



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World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics

World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics(Organisation Mondiale pour la Systémique et la Cybernétique)

Norbert Wiener Memorial Gold Medal 2000

The World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics has pleasure in announcing the award of its Gold Medal to

Dr Candace B. Pert

in recognition of the relevance to cybernetic science of her seminal work in molecular biology considered as informational substances, and of providing pioneering scientific insights into a holistic view of the body-mind unity.

We hope very much that Dr Pert will receive the Gold Medal in Toronto during July 17-19, 2000, when the World Congress of the Systems Sciences will be held. This meeting will include no fewer than 20 organizations, of which our own is one, and offers a most appropriate context to celebrate this award.

Dr Pert's availability is, however, contingent on the current status of her vital new research when July approaches. Meanwhile she has expressed herself as "absolutely delighted" with the award.

Professor Stafford BeerPresident

Professor Robert ValléeDirector-General

14 February 2000

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