Revised July 7, 2007. French version
In order to encourage the development of the applications of wave mechanics to the study of molecular phenomena,
an International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences is founded.
The existence of the Academy is unlimited. The headquarters are in MENTON, France.
The purposes of the Academy are entirely scientific and exclude all social, political or commercial activities.
The Academy is composed of persons chosen amongst the scientists of all countries who have distinguished themselves
by the value of their scientific work, their role of pioneer or leader of a school and
have most contributed to the advancement of quantum molecular sciences.
The Governing Body of the Academy includes the President, the Vice-President and three other members.
The members of this body are chosen amongst the members of the Academy during a meeting of the Academy.
The elections are held by secret ballot. For the first two rounds the absolute majority is necessary for election,
for the third round a relative majority is sufficient.
The term of office for members of the Governing Body is three years.
New members of the Academy are chosen by the existing members. Each election involves the following steps:
Prior to the annual Academy meeting, the President prepares a list of candidates for election based on the written proposals of the members of the Academy, accompanied by supporting documents.
Based on the proposals, the Governing Body decides the maximum number of new members which may be elected at the annual meeting.
An online endorsement vote is held after the proposals have been communicated to the members. The maximum number of votes each member has should be 1.5 times the maximum number of new members to be elected, rounded up to the next integer.
The candidates who have been endorsed by at least 25% of the voting members will be discussed for membership at the annual meeting. Further candidates for discussion can be suggested by the members present at the meeting.
Of the candidates who received more than 50% of the votes in the endorsement vote, those with the most votes, up to a maximum of two, are automatically nominated for election, provided that at least 50% of the members have voted. In case that two or more candidates got the same number of votes and therefore the two with most votes cannot be uniquely determined, the nomination of these candidates has to be confirmed by a vote of the members at the meeting. If the number of nominees determined by the endorsement vote is smaller than the maximum number of new members to be elected, further votes are held at the annual meeting for nomination for election. In order to be nominated, a proposed candidate must receive more than 50% of the votes of members of the Academy present at the meeting. Members present at the meeting may vote for at most as many names on the voting list as there are remaining places. New rounds of voting are held until the maximum number to be elected is reached, or no majority is achieved for any further nominee in three consecutive votes.
A final vote is held for the election. Members present at the meeting may vote for at most as many names as have been nominated. The number of votes required for election is at least two thirds of the number of members present at the meeting. New rounds of voting are held until all nominees have been elected or no elections have resulted after three consecutive votes.
The Academy meets at least once a year. Elections to the Governing Body and of new members can only take place
during a meeting of the assembly of the Academy.
In the course of this assembly the Academy may decide to award a prize to an eminent scientist in the field of Quantum Molecular Science.
The choice is preferably made on the following criteria:
The candidate should be 40 years old or less on the first day of January of the year the decision is made;
The candidate should be the author of one or more highly original papers which have an evident importance for Quantum Molecular Science.
The recipient is chosen by the same procedure as that followed for the election of new members.
The prize winner can use the title of Laureate of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science.
The members of the Academy can on important occasions wear the insignia of the Academy.
This insignia is made up of the letter psi attached to a ring which suggests a delocalized bond
and is worn as a tie with a ribbon made after the colors of the city of MENTON.
These statutes can only be modified by a vote of two-thirds of the votes of the members who vote. Vote by mail is permitted.