Alfred Russel Wallace died on 7 November 1913 at home in Dorset, aged 90. On the 100th anniversary of his death this year, various events have been organized around the world to commemorate his exceptional life and work. The Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) recognized the significance of his centenary celebration, and has taken the initiative to organize the Second International Conference on Alfred Russel Wallace and The Wallacea.
Report on Indonesian Science Fund
There is near unanimity among scientists in Indonesia that the country is not producing science or innovation at the rate it should. Primary evidence is the low number of publications and patents. Scientists believe the cause lies in the difficulties encountered in securing support for research projects and the inflexible budgeting and reporting systems in place.