APS Fellow Archive

The APS Fellow Archive is an historic record of every APS Fellow, from 1921 to the present. The details contained in the archive are intended to document an individual's institutional affiliation at the time of their election to Fellowship, and is not updated to reflect current information. For a current listing of an APS Fellow who is still an active member, or to search your institution for current APS Fellows, please use the APS Member Directory. For questions about the Fellows Archive, please contact Janay Oliver, APS Membership and Fellowship Specialist, at fellowship@aps.org.

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Vaccaro, Patrick [2007]
Yale University
Citation: For the development and application of linear/nonlinear spectroscopic techniques to elucidate the structure, dynamics, and chiroptical response of molecules.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Vachaspati, Tanmay [2002]
Case Western Reserve University
Citation: For his seminal contributions to our understanding of the possible role of topological defects in the early Universe, from gravitational wave generation to primordial magnetic fields and baryogenesis.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Vaia, Richard [2010]
Air Force Institute of Technology
Citation: For seminal contributions towards the fundamental understanding of thermodynamics and kinetics of polymer nanocomposite formation; the impact of nanoparticles on polymer dynamics, crystallization and elastomer network properties; and the development of relevant structure-property correlations ensuring the translation of the physics of polymer nanocomposites to commercial technologies.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Vaida, Veronica [2004]
University of Colorado
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the understanding of photodissociation dynamics of excited states and especially in the application of this understanding to processes in the atmosphere.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Vainshtein, Arkady [1997]
University of Minnesota
Citation: For his seminal contributions to the confrontation of the Standard Model with experiment, and contributions to nonperturbatic methods, among them QCD sum rules, and exact results in SUSY gauge theories.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Valasex, Joseph [1921]
University of Minnesota
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Valente, F A [1956]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Valentini, James J. [1991]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For the development of coherent Raman techniques for chemical dynamics experiments and the application of these to the study of the hydrogen exchange reaction and other prototypical processes.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Valentí, Maria-Roser [2016]
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universityersität Frankfurt am Main
Citation: For advancing microscopic understanding of correlated materials by combining computational electronic structure methods with many-body techniques.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Valeo, Ernest J [1982]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Valkovic, Vlado [1979]
Rive University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Valla, Tonica [2012]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For photoelectron spectroscopy studies of the electronic structure and collective dynamics of strongly correlated materials
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Valles, James M. [2013]
Brown University
Citation: For experimental contributions to the understanding of the relationship between structure and the 2-dimensional superconducting-insulating transition.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Valley, G E, Jr. [1946]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Vallisneri, Michele [2016]
California Institute of Technology
Citation: For significant contributions to the statistical theory and computational practice of gravitational-wave detection and parameter estimation, and for cross-fertilizing technical approaches among the ground-based, space-based, and pulsar-timing detection programs.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Valls, Oriol Tomas [1998]
University of Minnesota
Citation: For contributions to the theory of unconventional Cooper paring and to the theory of nonequilibrium phenomena in liquids.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Van Atta, Chester M [1940]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Van Atta, L C [1938]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

van Bibber, Karl Albert [2001]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For his leadership role in an ultra-sensitive search for dark-matter axions, and the conception of other elegant experiments for detection of the axion.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Van Dam, James Walter [1992]
University of Texas, Austin
Citation: For basic works in ballooning mode theory and the interaction or energetic particles with plasmas, where essential criteria where obtained for attaining stability in apparently MHD unstable systems.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Van de Graaff, R J [1934]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Van de Walle, Chris G. [1997]
Xerox PARC
Citation: For innovative contributions to the theoretical understanding of interfaces, defects, and impurities in semiconductors through the application of first-principles calculations.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

van der Akker, J A [1951]
Institute of Paper Chemistry
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

van der Hart, Hugo W. [2013]
Queen's University of Belfast
Citation: For innovative theoretical developments in the field of multiphoton processes, particularly in the context of ultra-short laser pulses, and for their successful application in the solution of problems involving electron-electron interactions.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

van der Laan, Gerrit [2003]
Daresbury Laboratory
Citation: For the discovery of the X-ray linear magnetic dichroism and outstanding contributions in the development of X-ray circular dichroism.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Van Der Woude, A [1979]
K.V.I. Groningen
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

van Dover, Robert Bruce [1999]
Bell Laboratories
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of magnetic materials and superconductors, particularly high-temperature superconductors.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Van Dusen, Milton S. [1923]
Bureau of Standards
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Van Duyne, Richard P. [1985]
Northwestern University
Citation: For discovery of surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy and active contributions to the basic understanding of surface physics and chemistry.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Van Dyck, Robert S., Jr [1991]
University of Washington
Citation: For his precision measurements of the physical properties of fundamental particles using charged particle traps.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Van Dyke, Karl S [1938]
Wesleyan University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

van Enk, Steven [2010]
University of Oregon
Citation: For pioneering contributions in theoretical quantum information and quantum optics, including entanglement verification, quantum communication and telportation, and angular momentum of photons.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Quantum Information

Van Harlingen, Dale J. [1995]
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Citation: For his investigation of the phase coherence and quantum phenomena in superconductors and the experimental determination of the symmetry of the pairing state, in high-Tc superconductors.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

van Hemmen, Jan Leonard [1998]
Technical University of Munich
Citation: For theoretically resolving learning in spatio-temporal neuronal activity with specific application to the barn owl's sound localization.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Van Hove, Michel Andre [1994]
Hong Kong Baptist University
Citation: For developments of the multiple-scattering theory of low-energy electron diffraction and related techniques, and their application to the structural determination of a wide variety of surfaces.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

van Karman, Theodore [1946]
California Institute of Technology
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

van Kolck, Ubirajara L. [2004]
University of Arizona
Citation: For pioneering work on effective field theories of nuclear systems, including developments in the power counting and structure of two- and three-body forces, and novel predictions from chiral symmetry.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

van Leeuwen, Johannes M.J. [1994]
University of Leiden
Citation: For contributions to statistical physics, in particular to the understanding of static and dynamic correlations in fluids, and to real space renormalization group theory.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Van Orden, Jay Wallace [2003]
Old Dominion University and Jefferson Laboratory
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of relativistic effects in few- and many-body nuclei with particular emphasis on covariant calculations of the electromagnetic properties of the deuteron.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Few-Body Systems

Van Ostenburg, Donald O [1976]
DePaul University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Van Patter, Douglas M [1957]
Bartol Research Foundation
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Van Roosbroeck, W W [1955]
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Van Ruitenbeek, Jan [2013]
University of Leiden
Citation: For studies of the transport properties of small junctions and molecules.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Van Speybroeck, Leon P. [1989]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For continued contributions to the development of x-ray optics and other instruments for x-ray astronomy, and for pioneering studies of the x-ray emissions from normal galaxies.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Van Stryland, Eric [2011]
University of Central Florida
Citation: For seminal contributions to the measurement, understanding and application of optical nonlinearities.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Van Vechten, James A [1975]
IBM
Citation: Also approved by the Division of Chemical Physics.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Van Vleck, J. H. [1924]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Van Vliet, Carolyne [2010]
University of Miami
Citation: For seminal contributions to the foundations of Linear Response Theory and to Quantum Transport involving extended or localized states, with applications to Condensed Matter problems.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

van Voorhis, Stanley N [1939]
University of Rochester
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Van Wees, Bart [2014]
Physics of Nanodevices Group
Citation: For pioneering research in charge and spin-based quantum transport in mesoscopic systems.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Van Zytveld, John Bos [2000]
M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Citation: For leadership in involving undergraduates in research, for advancing our understanding of electronic properties of liquid alloys, and for serving the science community as program officer for funding agencies.
Nominated by: Forum on Education

Vandenberg, Joka M. [2009]
Alcatel Lucent, Bell Laboratories
Citation: For the invention of a method to use x-ray crystallography for nano-scale feed-back control of the growth of multi-quantum-well, ternary-semiconductor lasers that then enabled optical communications for world-wide internet, voice and data systems, and for a distinguished career of contributions to understanding the structure of new materials.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Vandenbosch, Robert [1972]
University of Washington
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Vandenbout, Paul Adrian [1988]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For extensive and incisive work on the abundances and abundance ratios of molecular and atomic species in dense interstellar clouds.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Vanderbilt, David [1995]
Rutgers University
Citation: For contributions in condensed matter theory, including pseudo potential, polarization theory, surfaces stress, and structural phase transitions.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Vanderhaeghen, Marc [2012]
Johannes Gutenberg University
Citation: For his seminal contributions to the two-photon physics and fundamental work on the subnucleonic structure of baryons
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

VanderHart, David Lloyd [1992]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For creative application of solid-state proton and 13C NMR techniques to the characterization of two-phase polymers including semicrystalline polymers and polymer blends.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Vanderslice, Joseph T [1967]
University of Maryland
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Vandervale, John C [1976]
University of Michigan
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

VanDevender, John Pace [1988]
Sandia National Laboratories
Citation: For technical leadership in inertial confinement fusion with light ion beams, pulsed power accelerator design and research, magnetically insulated electron flow, vacuum interface flashover, and beam-plasma heating.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Vane, Charles [2008]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For the elegant experimental elucidation of charge transfer and other fundamental inelastic processes in atomic, molecular, and bulk matter systems spanning interaction energies of milli-electron volts to tera-electron volts.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Vanier, Jacques [1989]
Univ of Montreal
Citation: For contributions to the theory and development of standards of physical measurements based on quantum phenomena.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Instrument and Measurement Science

Vardeny, Zeev Valentine [1995]
University of Utah
Citation: For his pioneering work on the application of photomodulation techniques and picosecond spectroscopy to the study of conducting polymers, fullerenes, amorphous semiconductors and high temperature superconductivity.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Varela, Maria [2016]
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the physics of complex oxides through electron energy loss spectroscopy.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Magnetism

Varga, Kalman [2016]
Vanderbilt University
Citation: For the development of a class of variational methods for accurate treatment of quantum few-body systems of various natures.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Few-Body Systems

Varma, Chandra Mohan [1981]
Bell Laboratories
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Varnerin, Lawrence J, Jr. [1959]
BTL Murray Hill
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Varney, Robert N [1936]
New York University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Varshney, Usha [2009]
National Science Foundation
Citation: For outstanding leadership and advocacy in advancing and promoting the fundamentals of device physics by formulating innovative and visionary research and education programs in spin and flexible electronics.
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society

Varshni, Yatendra P [1976]
University of Ottowa
Citation: Also approved by the Division of Nuclear Physics and the Division of Chemical Physics
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Vary, James P. [1989]
Iowa State University
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the microscopic theory of nuclear structure and nuclear reactions, especially the development of quark cluster model for high-energy lepton- and hadron-induced nuclear reactions.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Vaseashta, Ashok [2011]
Department of State
Citation: For exceptional contributions and leadership in promoting scientific collaborations throughout America, Europe with focus in Black-Sea Region, and Asian-Pacific Rim for research in nanomaterials to solve grand challenges of the 21st century.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Vashishta, Priya [1999]
Louisiana State University
Citation: For contributions in computational quantum, classical and statistical mechanical physics.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Vasilyev, Oleg V. [2012]
University of Colorado, Boulder
Citation: For pioneering work on adaptive wavelet methods for Computational Fluid Dynamics, fundamental contributions to the advancement of Adaptive Large Eddy Simulation approach and explicit filtering in LES, and the development of volume penalization methods for compressible flows
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Vassilicos, John [2010]
Imperial College London
Citation: For his contributions to advance the understanding turbulence decay, mixing and particle motions, especially by recognizing and exploiting the use of fractals in theory and experiment.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Veal, Boyd William [2001]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For significant contributions to photoemission studies of transition and actinide metal compounds and for seminal studies and innovations within the YBCO family of cuprate high-temperature superconductors.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Vedam, Kuppuswamy [1975]
Penn State University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Vekhter, Ilya [2015]
Louisiana State Univ, Baton Rouge
Citation: For important contributions to the theory of unconventional superconductors in the vortex state, including probes of order parameter symmetry.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Vekilov, Peter [2010]
University of Houston
Citation: For his pioneering work on the thermodynamics and kinetics of protein aggregation and  the discovery of a novel mechanism of nucleation of protein and small-molecule solid phases in solution.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Velikovich, Alexander L. [2005]
Naval Research Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the theories of dynamics and stability of Z-pinch plasmas, Richtmyer-Meshkov instability and related effects of early-time perturbation seeding and evolution in laser plasma targets.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Velkovska, Julia A. [2014]
Vanderbilt University
Citation: For her leading role in the understanding of hadron production and collective phenomena measured in relativistic heavy ion reactions at the RHIC and LHC laboratories.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Venable, Douglas [1962]
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Venables, John A. [2002]
Arizona State University
Citation: For research on surface growth of metals, insulators, and semiconductors, leading to a fundamental understanding of interatomic interactions and atomic processes, particularly nucleation and growth.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Venkataraman, Latha [2015]
Columbia University
Citation: For pioneering contributions to measurement and understanding of electron transport through single organic molecules.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Venkatesan, T. [1987]
National University of Singapore
Citation: For pioneering work in optical bistability, and dynamical ion and laser beam studies of graphite and of the diffusion and reaction kinetics or organic and compound semiconductor surfaces.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Venugopalan, Raju [2007]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For seminal work elucidating the parton substructure of nucleons and nuclei at low x.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Verdeyen, Joseph T. [1991]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For leadership in education of laser physics and gaseous electronics and outstanding research into the macroscopic properties of partially ionized gases and their applications to applied physics problems in lasers, gas discharges, gas kinetics, and plasma processing of materials.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Verdon, Charles Peter [1997]
University of Rochester
Citation: For developing ICF targets for direct drive that self-consistently incorporate beam smoothing and hydrodynamic stability constraints, and for developing a quantitative understanding of Rayleigh-Taylor instability for direct drive.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Vergados, John D. [2001]
University of Ioannina
Citation: For his important contributions to double beta decay and symmetries in weak interactions as well as for his strong support and development of international collaborations between Greece and other countries.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Vergassola, Massimo [2016]
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For seminal contributions to lattice simulations of fluids and turbulent mixing, and for the application of statistical mechanics to biological problems including the "infotaxis" search strategy in turbulent environments, gene regulation, T-cell activation, and signal transduction.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Verhaar, Boudewyn [2007]
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Citation: For seminal and wide-ranging theoretical contributions to the field of ultra-cold atomic gases.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Verma, Satya Dev [1975]
Gujarat University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Verney, Marthe Bacal [1996]
Laboratoire de Physique des Millieu
Citation: For her study of negative ion production in hydrogen plasma and the associated development of laser photodetachment diagnostics, and for the development of the volume H- source for neutral beam injection and other applications.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Verstraete, Matthieu [2016]
University of Liège
Citation: For contributions in computational materials physics, through the development of opensource electronic structure software and novel methods and algorithms for thermal and electrical transport.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Verzicco, Roberto [2013]
Universita' di Roma Tor Ver
Citation: For his seminal contribution to the development of algorithms for direct numerical simulations of thermally driven turbulence, vortex flows, and complex flows, for the resulting deep physical understanding of these flows, and for his collaborative attitude which has strongly served the fluid dynamics community.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Vespignani, Alessandro [2008]
Indiana University
Citation: For his contributions to the statistical physics of complex networks, in particular his seminal work on the spreading of viruses in real networks.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Vessot, Robert F.C. [1993]
Harvard University
Citation: For measuring the gravitational red shirt of an atomic clock, and for advancing high precision frequency standard and the art of frequency and time-interval intercomparisons between space and ground-based observers.
Nominated by: Topical Group Precision Measurement & Fundamental Constants

Vetter, Kai [2015]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering contributions to fundamental radiation detection techniques, particularly gamma-ray imaging, and important societal applications.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Viccaro, P. James [2003]
University of Chicago
Citation: For his contribution to the development of Synchrotron Radiation Sources, in particular insertion devices and the associated experimental infrastructure which have had a major impact on the fields of Biology, Materials Science, and Physics.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Instrument and Measurement Science

Vicent, Jose Luis [2004]
Universidad Complutense
Citation: For his seminal contributions to the understanding of superconductivity in artificial layered structures and for innovative experimental contributions to the study of magnetic dots.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Vicsek, Tamas [2006]
Eotvos University, Hungary
Citation: For his numerous seminal contributions to statistical physics, and its applications to fractal growth phenomena, surface dynamics, and self-organization in biological systems and human dynamics.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Victor, George A [1981]
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Victora, Randall Harry [1997]
Kodak Research Laboratories
Citation: For quantitatively accurate predictions of magnetic hysteresis, innovative calculations of the magnetic and electronic structure for heterogeneous systems, and the extension of these results to the development of practical materials.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Vidali, Gianfranco [2006]
Syracuse University
Citation: In recognition of significant contributions to our understanding of atom-surface interactions and seminal experimental investigations in strochemistry.
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Vigdor, Steven E. [1983]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For excellence in the measurements and interpretations of nuclear reactions induced by light heavy ions, and of pion production by protons near threshold.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Viggiano, Albert Anthony [2000]
Air Force Research Laboratory
Citation: For studies of the kinetics of ion interactions with neutral molecules, especially for the elucidation of internal energy effects and the influence of high temperatures and pressures, and atmospheric implications.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Vignale, Giovanni [1997]
University of Missouri
Citation: For contributions to density functional theory.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Vilches, Oscar Edgardo [1996]
University of Washington
Citation: For studies of adsorbed monolayer and multilayer films of isotopes of helium and hydrogen.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Vilenkin, Alexander [1989]
Tufts University
Citation: For pioneering research in the application of particle physics to cosmology, and in particular for seminal contributions in the areas of cosmic strings and quantum cosmology.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Villars, D. S. [1931]
Standard Oil Company
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Villeneuve, David M. [2006]
National Research Council of Canada
Citation: For the first observation of a single electron orbital wave function using high harmonic emission, and novel applications of femtosecond lasers to controlling molecular internal and external degrees of freedom.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Villermaux, Emmanuel [2010]
University of Provence
Citation: For insightful contributions, both qualitative and quantitative, to the fluid dynamical and statistical characterizations of mixing, and for understanding the dynamics and fragmentation of jets and sheets.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Vina, Luis [1999]
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Citation: For his contributions to the understanding of optical properties of semiconductors and for his intense international collaborations and the development of new solid state spectroscopies in Spain.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Vinals, Jorge [2013]
University of Minnesota
Citation: For his contributions to pattern formation in nonequilibrium systems, especially quasi crystalline patterns in Faraday waves, domain coarsening in modulated phases, and the general study of coarse grained fluids described by an order parameter.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Vinegar, Harold J. [1999]
Shell Development Company
Citation: For contributions to the science and technology of oil exploration and environmental remediation, particularly thermal methods for extracting hydrocarbons from the ground and for applications of NMR methods to well logging.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Vineyard, G H [1953]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Vinokur, Valerii M. [1998]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For contributions to the theory of vortex pinning and dynamics in a random environment.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Vinti, John P [1936]
Brown University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Viola, Lorenza [2014]
Dartmouth College
Citation: For seminal contributions at the interface between quantum information theory and quantum statistical mechanics, in particular, methods for decoherence control based on dynamical decoupling and noiseless subsystems and for characterizing entanglement in quantum many-body systems.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Quantum Information

Viola, Victor Emanuel [1985]
Indiana University, Bloomington
Citation: For contributions to the study of nuclear reaction mechanisms in collisions between complex nuclei at low intermediate energies, fission, nuclear astrophysics and energy systematics of heavy nuclei.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Violet, Charles E [1969]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Also approved by the Division of Condensed Matter Physics.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Violini, Galileo [2000]
UNESCO - Iran Office
Citation: For his extensive contributions to physics especially through developing new international programs, capacity building and vigorously promoting international cooperation between developed and developing countries.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Vishniac, Ethan T. [2001]
Johns Hopkins University
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the study of blast-wave stability, the generation of secondary anisotropies in the microwave background, and the study of MHD turbulence and dynamos in astrophysical objects.
Nominated by: Topical Group in Plasma Astrophysics

Vishwanath, Ashvin [2013]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For fundamental contributions to theory of quantum phase transitions and topological phenomena in quantum matter.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Visscher, William M [1974]
Los Alamos Science Laboratory
Citation: Also approved by the Division of Nuclear Physics.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Visser, Matt [2009]
Victoria University
Citation: For contributions to gravity theory, especially the effects of energy condition violations and the development of analog models of black hole and cosmological spacetimes.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Viswanathan, Arunachala [1977]
National Research Council
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Vitali, David [2015]
University of Camerino
Citation: For groundbreaking work on cavity opto-mechanics, which proved to provide an ideal and flexible environment for quantum information processing and quantum-limited sensing; for proposing pioneering techniques to control decoherence in quantum systems.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Vitev, Ivan [2012]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For seminal contributions to the understanding of the mechanisms of parton energy loss in strongly-interacting matter and for pioneering theoretical work on jet production in heavy-ion reactions at RHIC and the LHC
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Vittoria, Carmine [1984]
Northeastern University
Citation: For the development of new microwave magnetic materials and discovery of surface spinware excitations of magnetic -non magnetic material interface.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Viviani, Michele [2005]
INFN, Pisa Branch, Physics Department
Citation: For his theoretical studies of three and four-nucleon bound and scattering states and electroweak capture reactions using realistic interactions and hyperspherical harmonic methods.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Few-Body Systems

Vlasko-Vlasov, Vitalii K. [2005]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering development of magneto-optical imaging and its application to research in superconductivity and magnetism.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Vlasov, Yurii [2007]
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of the photonic nanostructures including photonic crystals and silicon nanophotonics.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Vodar, B [1951]
Laboratory of Hautes Pressions
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Vodopyanov, Konstantin L. [2009]
Stanford University
Citation: For development of a new class of broadly-tunable infrared and terahertz sources based on nonlinear-optical conversion in bulk, micro- and nano- structured media, and their application to spectroscopic studies including demonstration of electromagnetically-induced transparency in quantum wells.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Vogel, Petr [1996]
California Institute of Technology
Citation: For his innovative theoretical work in double-beta decay and in neutrino interactions, including his definitive calculations of reactor neutrino spectra.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Vogelaar, Robert B. [2013]
Virginia Technical Institute
Citation: For significant contributions to neutrino physics and underground science, especially through his leadership in calibrating the Borexino detector, with the first real-time detection of 7Be solar neutrinos, and his creation of the Kimballton Underground Research Facility, which is opening up new opportunities for fundamental physics experiments.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Vogelsang, Werner [2008]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For his outstanding contributions to the development of perturbative QCD and the theoretical methods of analysis of the spin structure of the nucleons.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Vogt, Erich W [1968]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Vogt, Ramona [2010]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For her contribution to our understanding of  the dynamics  of heavy quark and charmonium production in collisions with nuclei and providing guidance for using these probes in the current and planned experimental investigations of hard dynamics in collisions with nuclei.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Vogt, Rochus E [1975]
California Institute of Technology
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Vogt, Thomas [2006]
University of South Carolina
Citation: For original contributions to the development and dissemination of neutron and synchrotron x-ray powder diffraction and their use in probing structure-property relationships.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Vojta, Thomas [2015]
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Citation: For innovative analyses of quantum phase transitions in the presence of strong disorder.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Vokos, Stamatis [2013]
Seattle Pacific University
Citation: For using physics education research to help improve the learning of physics in Washington State, for leading the multi-year efforts of the Task Force on Teacher Education in Physics, and for serving as a nexus of multiple productive collaborations.
Nominated by: Forum on Education

Volker, Silvia L. [1994]
University of Leiden
Citation: For experimental studies of dephasing, energy transfer and spectral diffusion processes in low temperature glasses and crystals via permanent and transient spectral hole burning.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Volkoff, G M [1957]
University of British Columbia
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Volkov, Antole B [1972]
McMaster University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Voloshin, Mikhail Boroso [1997]
University of Minnesota
Citation: For development of new methods of analysis of nonperturbative properties of quantum fields and elementary particles and applications of these in studies of experimentally observed phenomena.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Voloshin, Sergei [2008]
Wayne State University
Citation: For numerous seminal contributions to the methods and interpretation of collective flow in relativistic nuclear collisions.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Volpe, Cristina [2011]
CNRS
Citation: For her work on neutrino-nucleus interactions and understanding the role of neutrinos in astrophysical sites, and for her suggestion of building a source of low-energy beta beams using the beta decay of radioactive nuclei.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Von Baeyer, Hans C [1976]
College of William & Mary
Citation: Also approved by the Forum on Physics and Society
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

von Friesen, Sten [1975]
University of Lund
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

von Grosse, Aristid [1957]
Temple University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Von Gutfeld, R.J. [1980]
No Company Provided
Citation: Not Provided
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

von Hippel, Arthur [1939]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

von Hippel, Frank [1983]
Princeton University
Citation: For his contributions to the understanding of the relationship between physics and society and for his many perceptive papers on subjects from nuclear war to the fuel efficiency of automobiles.
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society

von Laue, Max [1931]
University of Berlin
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

von Meerwall, Ernst D. [1994]
University of Akron
Citation: For extensive, meticulous measurements of both small molecule and chain diffusion coefficients in polymeric materials by field-gradient NMR, which have proven vital to the development and acceptance of current models for molecular motion.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

von Molnar, Stephen [1983]
Florida State University
Citation: For his contributions towards an understanding of the physical properties of rare earth compounds and alloys, in particular, his pioneering transport studies of magnetic semiconductors.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

von Neumann, John [1932]
Princeton University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Voorhees, Peter Willis [2004]
Northwestern University
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the theory of the kinetics and thermodynamics of morphological change.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Vos, Willem L. [2013]
University of Twente
Citation: For contributions to our understanding of multiple scattering of light in photonic band gap crystals and random media.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Vosko, Seymour H [1969]
Westinghouse Research Laboratories
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Voss, Richard Frederick [1983]
Florida Atlantic University
Citation: For original contributions to the understanding of random processes, fluctuations, and 1/⨍ noise in normal and superconducting films, junction devices, and music; and the experimental verification of macroscopic quantum tunneling.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Voter, Arthur F. [2006]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For original contributions to the theory of chemical and surface dynamics, especially through the pioneering development of accelerated molecular dynamics.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Voth, Gregory Alan [1997]
University of Utah
Citation: For his pioneering work on the theory of condensed phase processes, including quantum dynamics, interfacial electron transfer and quantum and classical activated dynamics.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Vuckovic, Jelena [2015]
Stanford University
Citation: For major and field opening contributions to nano photonics and its application to information science; including the design and fabrication of 2D photonic crystals with integrated quantum dot structures.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Vuletic, Vladan [2012]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For pioneering advances across AMO physics, including quantum information and precision measurement with atomic ensembles, cavity QED, atomic collisions and Casimir forces for atom condensates near surfaces
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Vurgaftman, Igor [2010]
Naval Research Laboratory
Citation: For introducing and developing novel optoelectronic device concepts based on the principles of physics, and for significant contributions to the physical understanding, design, and simulation of semiconductor devices such as the interband cascade laser and the type-II infrared photodiode.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Vuskovic, Leposava [2002]
Old Dominion University
Citation: For important and sustained work on electron collisions with ground state and excited atoms by creating a number of remarkable experimental techniques.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Vvedensky, Dimitri [2007]
Imperial College London
Citation: For original, sustained, and diverse theoretical contributions toward understanding the morphological evolution of epitaxial thin films.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics