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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Waber, James T [1974]
Northwestern University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wachtell, George P [1959]
The Franklin Institute
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wachtman, John B, Jr. [1978]
NBS
Citation: Also approved by the Division of Chemical Physics and the Division of Condensed Matter Physics.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Wackeroth, Doreen [2012]
State University of New York, Buffalo
Citation: For careful contributions to electroweak and Higgs physics, especially the computation and phenomenology of electroweak and QCD corrections to W, Z and Higgs boson production at hadron colliders, and for service to high energy physics especially co-organizing a decade of annual LoopFest Workshops
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Wada, Walter W [1973]
Ohio State University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Wade, Mickey [2010]
General Atomics
Citation: For outstanding contributions to burning plasmas physics, including helium ash removal, impurity transport and the development of advanced tokamak scenarios.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Wadehra, Jogindra Mohan [1998]
Wayne State University
Citation: For extensive contributions to theoretical atomic and molecular physics, notably studies of the dissociative electron attachment process, scattering of positrons by atoms, and the transport of electrons in gases.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Wadlund, Arthur P.R. [1935]
Trinity College
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Waelbroeck, François [2007]
University of Texas
Citation: For his work on the effect of velocity shear on ballooning modes, on the formation of current ribbons, and on the effect of the polarization current in magnetic islands.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Wagner, Albert Fordyce [2004]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: Theoretical contributions to the fundamentals of chemical collision theory, including energy transfer, recombination, and dissociation reactions.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Wagner, Carlos [2008]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For contributions to the phenomenology of theories of supersymmetry and of electroweak symmetry breaking.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Wagner, Friedrich [1991]
Max Planck Institute
Citation: For leading many important and novel investigations of toroidal plasma confinement. His discovery and investigations of the H-mode regime of plasma confinement have been of particular importance.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Wagner, Johann Albrecht [1993]
DESY - Center for Free-Electron Laser Science
Citation: For contributions tot he study of electroweak interactions, to the development of particle detectors, particularly drift chambers and fast pulse-shape analysis, and for his leadership of high energy energy physics.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Wagner, Sigurd [1992]
Princeton University
Citation: For his contributions to the field of semiconductor materials, especially amorphous hydrogenated silicon- from preparation, through characterization by transport and optical properties, to device fabrication.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Wahlin, Hugo B. [1928]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wait, G. R. [1931]
Carnegie Institute
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wakabayashi, Nobuyoshi [1980]
Keio Univ
Citation: Not Provided
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wakatani, Masahiro [1990]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For theoretical contributions to the understanding of plasma stability and confinement in stellarators and heliotron devices.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Wald, Robert M. [1996]
Enrico Fermi Institute
Citation: For his contributions to the understanding of classical and quantum gravity; especially for his seminal role in the development of a rigorous basis for quantum field theory in curved spacetime.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Waldeck, David Hennessey [2004]
Chevron Science Center
Citation: For his fundamental contributions to the molecular and electronic origins of friction in chemical reactions and transport processes in liquid solutions.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Waldman, Bernard [1949]
Notre Dame
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wali, Kameshwar C [1968]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Walker, Arthur B.C. [1999]
Stanford University
Citation: For pioneering contributions to x-ray spectroscopy and imaging of the solar corona including the analysis of atomic processes in high temperature plasmas and analysis of energy balance in the transition region and corona.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Walker, Barry C. [2011]
University of Delaware
Citation: For investigations of multiple ionization in the non-relativistic and relativistic regimes that have contributed to the understanding of intense laser-atom interactions.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Walker, E A [1949]
Penn State University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Walker, G [1979]
Indiana University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Walker, James C [1976]
Johns Hopkins University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Walker, James David Allen [1991]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For remarkable insight into complicated problems, and especially for formulation and analyzing a theory of regeneration in a turbulent boundary layer based on fundamental concepts of vortex dynamics.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Walker, L R [1949]
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Walker, Thad Gilbert [1999]
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Citation: For pioneering research in spin exchange, optical pumping, ultracold collisions, spin polarized beams and targets, laser cooling, and electron scattering.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Walker, W D [1956]
University of Wisconsin
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Walker, William C [1975]
University of California, Santa Barbara
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wall, Clifford N [1940]
North Central College
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wall, N Sanders [1968]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Also approved by the Division of Particles and Fields.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Wallace, Duane C [1967]
Sandia National Laboratories
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wallace, James M. [1989]
University of Maryland
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the subject of turbulent wall flows by designing new instruments and techniques, performing delicate experiments, and generating new concepts for the analysis for the Reynolds stress and vorticity fields.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Wallace, Stephen J. [1989]
University of Maryland
Citation: For fundamental contributions to multiple-scattering theory and to the foundations of relativistic nuclear physics, notably in the development of the relativistic treatment of proton-nucleus scattering.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Wallarta, M. S. [1928]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wallis, Richard F [1959]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Walls, Daniel Frank [1981]
University of Waikato
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Walls, Fred L. [1999]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For sensitive electronic detection techniques of stored ions and for the development and characterization of high-spectral-purity oscillators for atomic spectroscopy and atomic clocks.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Instrument and Measurement Science

Walmsley, David George [2001]
Queen's University
Citation: For fundamental experimental studies of superconductivity and for novel applications of electron tunneling.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Walmsley, Ian A. [2000]
University of Rochester
Citation: For contributions to methods for quantum state measurement in matter and the characterization of wave fields in general.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Walmsley, Roger H [1967]
Univerity of Pennsylvania
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Walmsley, Roger H [1966]
University of Pennsylvania
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Walraven, Joannes Theodorus Maria [2005]
Van der Waals-Zeeman Institut, Netherlands
Citation: For pioneering experimental and theoretical contributions to the physics of quantum gases.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Walsh, John Edmond [1989]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For imaginative experiments on beam-plasma interactions, the interaction of coherent radiation with matter, development of Cerenkov and metal-grating free-electron lasers, and the electromagnetic response of snow and soil.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Walske(Deceased), M. Carl [1984]
No company provided
Citation: For his tireless advocacy of a sensible exploitation of nuclear energy combined with rational safeguards against proliferation and for his participation in test ban negotiations in their earliest days.
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society

Walstedt, Russell P [1974]
Bell Laboratories
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Walsworth, Ronald Lee, Jr. [2001]
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Citation: For the development and use of atomic clocks in tests of fundamental symmetries; and multidisciplinary applications of related technology.
Nominated by: Topical Group Precision Measurement & Fundamental Constants

Walters, Frank M., Jr. [1926]
Carnegie Mellon University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Walters, G King [1968]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Also approved by the Division of Nuclear Physics and the Division of Condensed Matter Physics.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Walters, Harry Robert James [2005]
The Queen's University, UK
Citation: For many significant contributions to atomic collision theory.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Walther, Herbert [1998]
Max Planck Institute fur Quantenoptik
Citation: In recognition of his fundamental contributions to the quantum optics of atoms.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Walther, Philip [2015]
No Company Provided
Citation: For outstanding achievements in experimental quantum information, quantum optics, and quantum photonics; including the first realization of privacy-preserving quantum cloud computing and the first experimental verification of a quantum computation.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Quantum Information

Waltner, A W [1957]
North Caroline State College
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Walton, Derek [1982]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Waltz, Ronald E. [1986]
General Atomics
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of transport in tokamaks and for pioneering numerical simulations of turbulent transport in plasmas.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Walukiewicz, Wladyslaw [2006]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For seminal contributions in the areas of amphoteric defects in semiconductors; Group-III nitrides; the effect of Mn interstitials in ferromagnetic semiconductors; and the formulation of the band structure of highly-mismatched semiconductor alloys.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Wambach, Jochen [2003]
Institute for Nuclear Physics, Germany
Citation: For fundamental contributions to many-body theory, especially nuclear collective excitations and the pairing gap in neutron stars, and for calculations which explain the excess dileptons in the CERN CERES experiments.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Wand, Joshua [2014]
University of Pennsylvania
Citation: For creative development and application of high resolution NMR methods to examine the role of dynamics and statistical thermodynamics in the function of proteins including use of NMR relaxation to evaluate conformational entropy, high pressure NMR, and the reverse micelle encapsulation strategy.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Wandelt, Benjamin [2015]
Pierre and Marie Curie University
Citation: For a leading role in the development of the algorithms and tools used in the analysis and interpretation of cosmic microwave background data and for his development of novel approaches to cosmological analyses.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Wandzura, Stephen Michael [2003]
Hughes Research Laboratories, LLC
Citation: For prediction of spin dependent relations in deep inelastic scattering, contributions to the optics of random and nonlinear media, and the application of the fast multipole method for Maxwell's equations to computational electromagnetics.
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wang, Cai-Zhuang [2014]
Iowa State University
Citation: For significant advances in developing computational methods including tight-binding molecular dynamics for atomistic simulations, genetic algorithm for crystal and interface structure prediction, and Gutzwiller density functional theory for strongly correlated electron systems.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Wang, Chin Hsien [1993]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For his pioneering work on the dynamics of polymer liquids using laser spectroscopy.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Wang, Enge [2006]
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Citation: For his contributions to the synthesis of tubular graphite cones, nanobells and other nanostructures and for developing the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, as a premier institution to promote international collaborations.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Wang, Feng [2016]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For seminal contributions to optical spectroscopy of novel low dimensional materials, including carbon nanotubes, graphene, and transition metal dichalcoginides.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Wang, Fuqiang [2010]
Purdue University
Citation: For his pioneering studies of jet-medium interactions in relativistic heavy ion collisions.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Wang, Gwo-Ching [1996]
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Citation: For her contributions to the fundamental understanding of ordering and scaling in surfaces and overlayers, and for her pioneering work in ultrathin-film magnetic scaling.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Wang, Hailin [2006]
University of Oregon
Citation: For contributions to the study of coherent optical processes in semiconductors, especially the pioneering experimental work on electromagnetically induced transparency via exciton correlations.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Wang, Haiyan [2016]
Purdue University
Citation: For innovations in nanostructured materials and their application in multifunctional ceramic composites and hybrid materials, high temperature superconductors, thin film solid oxide fuel cells, and in situ transmission electron microscopy; and for exceptional potential in inspired education and future leadership.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Wang, Hongfei [2012]
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Citation: For seminal contributions to the development of surface nonlinear vibrational spectroscopy and to the understanding of molecular interaction and structure at interfaces
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Wang, Jian [2013]
University of Hong Kong
Citation: For his fundamental contributions to quantum transport theory that has led to state-of-the-art computation methods for nanoelectronic device modeling.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Wang, Jian-Sheng [2005]
National University of Singapore
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the development of novel computer simulation algorithms and for their use in the study of phase transitions and critical phenomena.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Wang, Jin [2010]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of nanoparticle/polymer thin films and superlattices, and for the development of time-resolved X-ray methods for characterizing the structure of dense liquid sprays.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wang, Jin [2010]
State University of New York, Stony Brook
Citation: For his pioneering contributions to equilibrium and non-equilibrium biological physics, in protein folding, biomolecular recognition, single-molecule statistical fluctuations and cellular networks.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Wang, Juwen [2009]
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Citation: For his leadership in designing, building and testing a large variety of disk-loaded accelerator structures for electron-positron linear colliders and his pioneering studies of RF breakdown in these structures.
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Wang, Lai-Sheng [2003]
Washington State University
Citation: For his outstanding and innovative contributions to the study of atomic clusters and his pioneering work on multiply charged anions.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Wang, Lian-Ping [2011]
University of Delaware
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the understanding of turbulent flows and turbulent particle-laden flows, relevant to fine-scale dynamic similarity, turbulent dispersion, settling rate, preferential concentration, collision rate and collision efficiency of inertial particles.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Wang, Lijun [2007]
Affiliation not available
Citation: In recognition of his original experimental work on the propagation of light and on coherence phenomena.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Wang, Lin-Wang [2006]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For his contributions in computational nanoscience, especially for the development of new computational algorithms in electronic structure calculations of large nanostructures.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Wang, Meng [2014]
University of Notre Dame
Citation: For pioneering work in large-eddy simulations for aeroacoustics, hydroacoustics and aero-optics, and contributions to the fundamental understanding of physical sources of sound and optical aberrations in turbulent flows.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Wang, Michelle D. [2009]
Cornell University
Citation: For developing novel single molecule techniques in biophysics for measuring protein binding locations on DNA and the torsion of DNA under stress, with applications to the investigation of DNA packing/unpacking and studies of molecular motors which operate on DNA.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Wang, Mu [2012]
Nanjing University
Citation: For his original contributions in understanding nonlinear phenomena in crystallization, exploration of opto-electric properties of self-organized metallic microstructures, and his tireless efforts in promoting international scientific exchange and collaboration
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Wang, Nan Lin [2012]
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of correlated electron systems, particularly iron-based superconductors
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wang, Shan X. [2012]
Stanford University
Citation: For seminal contributions to biomagnetics, nanomagnetics, and magnetic recording emphasizing fundamental physics and innovative applications of magnetic nanoparticles, spintronic sensors, and materials
Nominated by: Topical Group on Magnetism

Wang, Shiqing [1997]
Case Western Reserve University
Citation: For his seminal contributions to our knowledge of molecular mechanisms for flow instabilities, extrudate distortions and wall slip in capillary extrusion of polymer melts.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Wang, Tsuey Tang [1982]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Wang, Wei-Hua [2013]
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Citation: For significant contributions to the understanding of the physical properties of metallic glasses, in particular, the development of the microscopic mechanisms of metallic glass formation and their mechanical properties.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Wang, Wen I. [1997]
Columbia University
Citation: For outstanding contributions in high mobility materials, Schottky barriers, heterostructure physics, and long-range order in semiconductor alloys.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Wang, Xiaogang [2011]
Peking University
Citation: For seminal contributions to the theory of magnetic reconnection with broad applications to fusion and space plasmas, and to studies of waves and instabilities in complex plasmas.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Wang, Xin-Nian [2002]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For his contributions to the understanding of perturbative hard QCD processes in nuclear collisions at very high energies, especially the roles of gluon shadowing, multiple interactions and jet quenching.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Wang, Xue-Bin [2016]
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding contributions to probing the structure and energetics of a broad range of negative ions and their solvation, important to condensed phase chemical physics.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Wang, Xun-Li [2010]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For sustained contribution in neutron diffraction studies of structure, phase transformations, and mechanical behavior in materials and engineering systems and leadership in the design and construction of a versatile engineering diffractometer at the Spallation Neutron Source.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Wang, Yinmin [2014]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For his major contributions to the understanding of deformation physics of nanocrystalline and nanotwinned materials, and for developing effective strategies to enhance the ductility of these superstrong materials for technological applications, including fusion energy targets.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Wang, Yuh-Lin [2011]
Academia Sinica
Citation: For his experimental work on surface nanoparticles, including the discovery of "surface magic clusters" with extraordinary stability, the creation of the first two-dimensional lattice of these clusters, and the demonstration of controllable high-density arrays for enhancing surface Raman scattering.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Wang, Yun [2012]
University of Oklahoma
Citation: For her leadership in dark energy research, especially in developing a robust and consistent framework for analysing and interpreting cosmological data to place model-independent constraints on dark energy, and in optimizing the science return of planned space missions to probe dark energy
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Wang, Z. Jane [2014]
Cornell University
Citation: For fundamental contributions to our understanding of insect flight through simulations of hovering, elucidation of unsteady forces, development of computational tools, and analyses of flight efficiency, stability, and control.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Wang, Zhen-Gang [2001]
California Institute of Technology
Citation: For theoretical contributions to the understanding of the morphology, fluctuation, metastability and kinetic pathways in microphase ordered block copolymers.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Wang, Zhong Lin [2005]
Georgia Institute of Technology
Citation: For his discovery of nanobelts, pioneering the field of controlled synthesis of oxide nanostructures, and developing innovative techniques for measuring the physical properties of individual nanowires/nanobelts/nanotubes using in-situ TEM.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Wangler, Thomas Patrick [1992]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For development of the rediofrequency quadrupole (RFQ) linear accelerator and for contributions to the theory of emittance growth in intense ion beams.
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Wangsness, R K [1954]
Naval Ordnance Lab
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wannier, Gregory [1944]
Iowa State University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Warburton, Ernest K [1962]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Ward, Bennie Franklin Leon [1998]
University of Tennessee
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of radiative corrections required for precision electroweak studies in electron-positron collisions.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Ward, David [1988]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For the many experimental advances made in the study of nuclear structure by in-beam y-ray spectroscopy with heavy ions.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Warhaft, Zellman [1999]
Cornell University
Citation: For substantial contributions to the understanding of transport and mixing in turbulence obtained through imaginative and careful experimental investigations.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Waring, Robert K [1940]
The New Jersey Zinc Company
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wark, Justin S. [2013]
University of Oxford
Citation: For seminal contributions towards understanding matter at extreme conditions through his pioneering development of advanced ultra-fast x-ray diffraction and x-ray spectroscopy.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter

Warmack, Robert Joseph [1994]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For his pioneering developments in scanning probe microscopies and applications to bio-species, especially in the mounting and routine imaging of DNA.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Warren, Bertram E [1935]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Warren, D T [1957]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Warren, James A. [2016]
National Institute of Standards and Technology - Gaithersburg
Citation: For seminal contributions to the modeling of microstructural development in a broad range of materials.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Warren, Warren Sloan [1994]
Duke University
Citation: For theoretical and experimental contributions to coherent laser spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance. In both fields, he has shown that enhanced control over radiation fields (pulse shaping and phase shifting) uncovers new physics, permits preparation of novel molecular states, and enhances spectroscopic sensitivity and selectivity.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Warren, William, Jr. [1980]
Oregon State University
Citation: Not Provided
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Washburn, Sean [2000]
University of North Carolina
Citation: For experimental studies of quantum transport.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wataghin, Gleb [1940]
Sao Paulo University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Watanabe, Hiroshi [2005]
Kyoto University
Citation: For elegant experiments and definitive analysis clarifying the under pinnings of stress relaxation in soft materials.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Watanabe, Satosi [1959]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Waterman, Alan Tower [1924]
Yale University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Waterman, Alan T. [1928]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Watkins, George D [1960]
General Electric Research Laboratory
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Watkins, James [2012]
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Citation: For his pioneering efforts in manipulating polymers to develop technologically functional nanoscopic materials
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Watkins, Simon [2008]
Simon Fraser University
Citation: For groundbreaking research on the growth and properties of high quality narrow-gap semiconductor heterostructures by organometallic vapor phase epitaxy (OMVPE) and their application to high-speed semiconductor devices.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Watson, E. C. [1928]
California Institute of Technology
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Watson, James Kay Graham [1990]
National Research Council
Citation: For contributions to the theory of the molecular Hamiltonian leading to a better understanding of centrifugal distortion, rotationally induced dipole moments in nonpolar molecules, and the spectra of triatomic hydrogen.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Watson, K M [1953]
Indiana University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Watson, Rand Lewis [1987]
Texas A&M University
Citation: For elucidating the effects of rapid electron transfer in multiply-ionized atoms and in delineating the systematics of inner-shell ionization by heavy charged particles.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Watson, William W. [1928]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Watson, William Douglas [1985]
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Citation: For pioneering developments in the theory of astrophysical atomic and molecular physics which have greatly advanced our understanding of interstellar masers, molecule formation, and other processes at the forefront of astronomical observation.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Watson-Watt, Sir Robert [1962]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Watts, Robert Oliver [2003]
BHP Billiton Limited, Australia
Citation: For definitive theoretical and experimental work on the structure of liquids, clusters, and molecular complexes, and for outstanding management of research and development for the global resource industry.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Waugh, John Stewart [1961]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Way, Katharine [1947]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Waymouth, John F [1970]
Sylvania Lighting Center
Citation: Also approved by the Division of Plasma Physics.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Weatherly, Thomas L [1963]
Georgia Institute of Technology
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Weaver, A B [1960]
University of Arizona
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Weaver, David L [1982]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Weaver, John H. [1991]
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Citation: For studies of the fundamental parameters associated with overlayer growth on surfaces, with particular note of development of cluster assembly as a means of creating novel interface structures.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Weaver, Thomas A. [1995]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For his crucial contributions to our understanding of massive stars and their evolution, supernovae, and the origin of the chemical elements.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Weaver, Warren [1931]
University of Wisconsin
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Webb, J H [1952]
Kodak
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Webb, Kevin J. [2014]
Purdue University
Citation: For seminal contributions to the description of waves in complex media, including optical forces and energy in dispersive systems, nanophotonics, metamaterial properties, and the characterization of random scattering media.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Webb, Maurice [1968]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Webb, Richard A. [1985]
No Company Provided
Citation: For significant technical and scientific contributions in low temperature condensed matter physics including pioneering work in Superfluid He3, Macroscopic Quantum Tunneling, Josephson junction arrays and MOSFET devices.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Webb, Watt W [1975]
Cornell University
Citation: Also approved by the Division of Chemical Physics and the Division of Biological Physics.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Webber, R T [1957]
National Research Laboratory
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Webber, William R [1975]
University of New Hampshire
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Weber, Alfons [1961]
Fordham University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Weber, Eicke R. [2001]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For his pioneering studies of defects in semiconductors, in particular his research on the microscopic properties and gettering behavior of transition metal impurities.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Weber, Ernst [1946]
Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Weber, Joseph [1961]
University of Maryland
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Weber, Joseph [1960]
University of Maryland
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Weber, Marvin John [1968]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Weber, Thomas A [1982]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Weber, Werner [1989]
Univ Dortmund
Citation: For studies of the lattice dynamics and electron-photon interactions in transition-metal compounds.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Weber, Willes H. [1991]
California Institute of Technology
Citation: For his experimental and theoretical contributions in the areas of high-resolution infrared laser spectroscopy of molecules and Raman scattering, fluorescence, and ir absorption by molecules near surfaces.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Weber, William [2010]
University of Tennessee
Citation: For his seminal contributions and scientific leadership in the materials physics of defects, defect processes, ion-solid interactions and radiation damage processes in ceramics.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Wechsler, M S [1965]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Weekes, Trevor C. [1993]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For development of the Mr. Hopkins Atmospheric Cherenkov imaging telescope and for pioneering observation in TeV gamma-ray astronomy.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Weeks, Eric [2011]
Emory University
Citation: For innovative experiments and significant contributions in nonlinear dynamics and soft condensed matter physics, including the colloidal glass transition, soft matter rheology, and development of confocal microscopy dynamic imaging.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Weeks, John David [1986]
University of Maryland
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the theory of liquids, crystal growth, interfacial properties and the surface roughening transition.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Weertman, Johannes [1975]
Northwestern University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Weerts, Hendrick Josef [1997]
Michigan State University
Citation: For contributions to the building, commissioning and operation of the D-Zero detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider, and using data to confront QCD predictions in new regions of phase space.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Wefel, John P [2003]
Louisiana State University
Citation: For measurements of cosmic ray isotopic and elemental composition and interaction cross sections, and efforts to foster astrophysics-related training, public outreach, and education programs.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Wegel, R. L. [1928]
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wegener, Peter P [1968]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Wegner, Franz Joachim [1991]
University of Heidelberg, Germany
Citation: For his seminal contribution to the early development of renormalization group theory and for his pioneering formulation of the scaling theory of localization problem.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wegner, Harvey E [1968]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Wei, Ching-Ming [2011]
Academia Sinica
Citation: For the development and application of theoretical tools for surface structure determination, and for the significant computational work on surface clusters and the quantum size effect in metal thin films.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Wei, Jie [2003]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For his outstanding and creative contributions to the design and development of RHIC and SNS.
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Wei, Su-Huai [1999]
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of electronic structures and stabilities of compounds, alloys, interfaces, superlattices and impurities using first-principles calculations and for development of the methods for such calculations.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Wei, Timothy [2009]
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Citation: For development of high resolution flow measurements for turbulent flow studies of relevance to fundamental fluid mechanics, industrial applications, and medicine, and contributions to the fluid dynamics profession through outreach to government and the community.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Weidemuller, Matthias [2010]
University of Heidelberg
Citation: For work on cold atom physics, especially in photoassociation and ultra cold Rydberg atom physics.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Weidenmuller, Hans A [1972]
Max-Planck Institute
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Weidman, Patrick Dan [1999]
University of Colorado
Citation: For contributions toward the understanding of diverse fluid physics phenomena using a balance of theory and experiment.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Weigle, J. J. [1930]
University of Pittsburgh
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Weigold, Erich [1990]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For pioneering experiments on several aspects of electron collisions with atoms and molecules which are outstandingly significant, particularly the development of electron-momentum spectroscopy as an unprecedented probe for structure.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Weihs, Daniel [2000]
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Citation: For outstanding contributions to aircraft performance, animal locomotion and behavior, optimization of energetics, fishing industry, and ecoenvironmental quality.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Weiler, Margaret Horton [1998]
Lockheed Martin
Citation: For fundamental contributions to HgCdTe infrared detector and GaAs microwave device technologies, in the development and experimental validation of new physical models for semiconductor device properties and their influence on system applications.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Weiler, Thomas Joseph [2002]
Vanderbilt University
Citation: For important calculations that helped establish QCD and the Electroweak interaction as the Standard model, and for pioneering contributions to neutrino physics and particle astrophysics.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Weinacht, Thomas [2012]
State University of New York, Stony Brook
Citation: For pioneering leadership in the development and use of learning algorithms to control and shape laser light pulses in the femtosecond domain. Such coherent control selectively drives chosen transitions, both linear and non-linear, in complicated systems with a large number of other possibilities
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Weinbaum, Sheldon [1990]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For the development of primary models of macromolecular transport in the arterial wall and of heat transfer in living tissue, and for fundamental contributions to viscious-flow theory and the structure of super-sonic wakes.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Weinberg, A M [1946]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Weinberg, David Hal [2000]
Ohio State University
Citation: For outstanding research in studying the gravitational instability theory of structure formation in the Universe and its confrontation with experimental data.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Weinberg, Erick J. [1988]
Columbia University
Citation: For contributing to our understanding of symmetry breaking, and of physical processes in the early universe.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Weinberg, Steven [1971]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Weinberg, William H [1982]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Weinberger, Peter [1998]
Technische Universitat
Citation: For the development of techniques for relativistic electron structure calculations and their application.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Weiner, John [1988]
University of Maryland
Citation: For pioneering studies of the modification of collision dynamics by laser radiation.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Weinert, Michael Theodor Alfred [2002]
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Citation: For his seminal contributions to the understanding of the electronic and magnetic properties of surfaces and bulk materials through the application and the development of first-principles methods.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Weingarten, Donald Henry [1987]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For his original theoretical contributions to particle physics, especially the introduction of Monte Carlo methods for field theories with fermions, rigorous inequalities among fermion bound state masses, and lattice formulation of string theory.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Weinstein, Alan [2015]
California Institute of Technology
Citation: For leadership in developing and testing the new generation of gravitational wave detectors, data analysis and searches for astrophysical sources of gravitational waves, and making LIGO data available to the broader community.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Weinstein, Bernard Allen [1996]
State University of New York, Buffalo
Citation: For applications of the diamond anvil cell to semiconductor physics, and experimental studies of the effects of pressure on vibrational, optical, and phase-transition phenomena in semiconductors.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Weinstein, Lawrence B. [2004]
Old Dominion University
Citation: For his original contributions to the study of nucleon-nucleon correlations in nuclei.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Few-Body Systems

Weinstein, Roy [1967]
Northeastern University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Weinstock, Bernard [1957]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Weinstock, Harold [1976]
Illinois Institute of Technology
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Weisbuch, Claude [1993]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For elucidation of the optical properties of semiconductors.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Weiser, Kurt [1969]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Also approved by the Division of Condensed Matter Physics.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Weisheit, Jon Carleton [1981]
Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Weisman, R. Bruce [2008]
Rice University
Citation: For pioneering research in the spectroscopy of carbon nanotubes and the application of nanotube fluorescence in novel physical, chemical, analytical, and biomedical studies.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Weiss, Andrew W. [1987]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For his innovative and influential contributions to the field of atomic structure calculations.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Weiss, David [2007]
Pennsylvania State University
Citation: For seminal contributions to laser cooling, precision measurements, the study of atoms in optical lattices, and for the experimental implementation of one-dimensional gases.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Weiss, Max T [1961]
Aerospace Corporation
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Weiss, Paul Storch [2002]
The Pennsylvania State University
Citation: For fundamental contributions to nanoscale science and technology by developing and applying tools to control and to measure functional properties and interactions of materials at the atomic scale.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Weiss, Rainer [1996]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For his pioneering work in the development of laser-interferometric detectors for gravitational radiation, and his contributions to the study of the spectrum and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Weiss, Robert A. [1998]
University of Connecticut
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the understanding of viscoelastic and phase equilibria in high polymers, especially in ionomeric and liquid crystalline high polymers.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Weisshaar, James C. [2000]
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Citation: For ground breaking applications of photoionization and photoelectron spectroscopy to molecules and radicals and for incisive spectroscopic and dynamics studies of complex chemical reactions.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Weisskopf, Martin C. [1993]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For his pioneering work in X-ray polarimetry and time variability studies of cosmic X-ray sources, and his insightful leadership as project scientist for the advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Weisskopf, Viktor F [1939]
University of Rochester
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Weissler, G L [1955]
University of South Carolina
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Weissman, Michael B. [1993]
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Citation: For pioneering the use of the noise spectrum as a research tool, and applying it to the kinetics of magnetic and non-magnetic metals and to spin-glass materials.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Weissman, S I [1965]
Washington University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Weisz, P B [1957]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Weitering, Hanno H. [2009]
University of Tennessee
Citation: For contributions to electronic instabilities and magnetic phenomena at surfaces, interfaces, and in thin film materials.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Weitz, David A. [1993]
Harvard University
Citation: For the study of novel classical physics in complex systems, emphasizing aggregation and light scattering of colloids, dynamics in multiplying media, and enhanced optical scattering from surface adsorbates.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Weitz, Eric [1989]
Northwestern University
Citation: In recognition of his work in chemical dynamics with particular reference to vibrational energy transfer studies, transient infrared spectroscopy and laser-based probes of molecule-surface interactions.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Weitzner, Harold [1981]
New York University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Welber, Benjamin [1966]
IBM Research Center
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Weller, Dieter [2000]
IBM Almaden Research Center
Citation: For contributions to the basic understanding of magnetic anisotropy, stability, and switching phenomena in high density magnetic recording materials, including both magneto-optical and longitudinal magnetic media.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Magnetism

Weller, Henry Richard [1991]
Duke University
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of the structure of light nuclei by use of capture reactions with polarized projectiles, especially with regard to D-state properties of few-body nuclei.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Weller, Robert A. [2011]
Vanderbilt University
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of the interactions of radiation with microelectronic materials and devices.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Weller, Royal [1946]
Naval Ordnance Laboratory
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wells, Gene L. [2000]
American Physical Society
Citation: For leadership, excellent judgement and dedication in his role as Editor of Physical Review Letters for the broad area of condensed matter physics.
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wells, James D. [2013]
University of Michigan
Citation: For his many fundamental contributions to theories of new physics beyond the Standard Model, including the role of electroweak symmetry breaking, Higgs boson physics, and collider searches for supersymmetry and extra dimensions.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Wellstood, Frederick Charles [2002]
University of Maryland
Citation: For development of the scanning SQUID microscope, and its commercialization and application to scientific and industrial problems.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Instrument and Measurement Science

Welo, Lars A. [1931]
General Cable Corporation
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Welp, Ulrich [2000]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering magnetic measurements of phase transitions in superconducting and magnetic systems.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Welsh, H L [1957]
University of Toronto
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Welsh, Robert E [1972]
College of William & Mary
Citation: Also approved by the Division of Particles and Fields.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Weltner Jr., William [1993]
Affiliation not available
Citation: In recognition of significant original contributions to the spectroscopy of molecules and clusters, particularly through the application of electron spin resonance, and in recognition of pioneering work in matrix isolation techniques.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Welton, T A [1953]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wen, Hai-Hu [2013]
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Citation: For investigations of unconventional pairing mechanisms in high temperature superconductors and elucidation of their vortex dynamics.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wen, Xiao-Gang [2002]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the physics of the fractional quantum Hall effect, and for novel insights into quantum magnetism and high temperature superconductivity.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wender, Stephen A. [1995]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For development of innovative techniques and unique facilities for studying scattering and capture reactions with polarized and unpolarized fast neutron beams.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Wendin, Per Goran [1988]
Chalmers University of Technology
Citation: For his pioneering studies of many-electron effects on photoionization processes in atoms, molecules, and solids.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Wenesser, Joseph [1960]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Weng, Wu-Tsung W. [1992]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For contributions to the design, construction, and operation of high-energy accelerators.
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Wente, Edward C. [1928]
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wentzcovitch, Renata Maria M. [2005]
Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Citation: For computational tools for, and valuable predictions of, structure and properties of earth minerals and exotic oxides, especially at high pressure and temperature.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Wenzel, William A [1968]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Wereley, Steven [2013]
Purdue University
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the development of microPIV and microfluidics, authoring broadly-used monographs on PIV and microfluidics, and meritoriously representing the fluid dynamics community in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Werner, James H. [2016]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering contributions to single molecule tracking, optical microscopy, and the development of fluorescent probes for biological imaging and sensing.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Instrument and Measurement Science

Werner, Samuel A [1973]
Not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wernick, Jack H [1977]
Bell Laboratories
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wert, Charles A [1971]
University of Illinois
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Werthamer, N Richard [1969]
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wertheim, Gunther K [1962]
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wertheim, Michael Stephen [2004]
Michigan Technological University
Citation: For the analytic solution of several important integral equations in the theory of fluids that led to the understanding of the structure and thermodynamics of liquids, including polar liquids.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Wesfreid, Jose E. [2013]
PMMH-ESPCI
Citation: For pioneering experiments in pattern formation as well as transition and flow control, and for scientific leadership in France and building partnerships with Latin America.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Wessels, Bruce Warren [2003]
Northwestern University
Citation: For seminal contributions to understanding of defect structure and dopant behavior in epitaxial semiconductor and ferroelectric oxide thin films and heterostructures.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

West, Bruce Joseph [1992]
United States Army Research Office
Citation: For contributions to our understanding of nonlinear stochastic phenomena far from equilibrium, including surface-internal wave interactions, colored noise, and fractal models of the heart and lung.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

West, Geoffrey B. [1997]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of scaling in Deep Inelastic Scattering and for the elucidation of glueball spectrum in QCD.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

West, Harry I, Jr. [1971]
Lawrence Radiation Laboratory
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

West, John Bailey [1995]
Daresbury Laboratory
Citation: For seminal contributions to understanding of electron correlation effects and resonant phenomena in photoionization of atoms and molecules, through pioneering work in the application of photo-ion and angle resolved photo-electron spectroscopy.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

West, Roy N. [1998]
University of Texas, Arlington
Citation: For contributions to the development of positron annihilation spectroscopy.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Westbrook, Chris I. [2008]
Institut d'Optique Graduate School
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the development of methods to laser cool atoms below the Dopler limit, for the creation of a Bose-Einstein condensate of metastable helium atoms, and for pioneering experiments in quantum optics for measuring of atom-atom pair correlations in ultracold gases.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Westerhoff, Stefan [2013]
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Citation: For contributions to particle astrophysics covering gamma ray, neutrino and cosmic ray experiments, especially to the commissioning of a new generation of experiments. For elucidating the statistics of the search for anisotropies in the cosmic ray flux and mapping the arrival directions of Galactic cosmic rays in the southern sky using IceCube data.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Westervelt, Peter J [1968]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Westervelt, Robert [2007]
Harvard University
Citation: For seminal contributions to our understanding of the quantum behavior of electrons inside nanoscale semiconductor structures, including imaging the coherent flow of electron waves.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Westfall, Catherine L. [2009]
Michigan State University
Citation: For her pioneering historical research on five American national laboratories, and for her organizational work in the history of physics, especially in the productive ongoing series of Laboratory History Conferences.
Nominated by: Forum on the History of Physics

Westfall, Gary D. [1999]
Michigan State University
Citation: For his original and ground breaking contributions to both nuclear structure and heavy ion collision physics, and for his exceptional training of graduate students and contributions to undergraduate education.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Westrum, Edgar F [1962]
University of Michigan
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wettlaufer, John S. [2003]
Yale University
Citation: For fundamental studies of the molecular basis for crystal growth and the interfacial transitions of ice, and their consequences in large scale phenomena within the natural environment.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wexler, Aaron [1956]
Westinghouse Research Laboratories
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Weyl, Hermann [1928]
Princeton University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Weymouth, John W [1965]
University of Nebraska
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Weymouth, John W [1965]
University of Nebraska
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Whaley, K. Birgitta [2002]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For her contributions to theoretical understanding of quantum nanoscale phenomena, especially in superfluid helium droplets, and to control of decoherence in quantum information processing.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Wharton, Charles B [1973]
Not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Wheatley, John C [1961]
University of Illinois
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wheeler, J. Craig [2007]
University of Texas, Austin
Citation: In recognition of his work on supernova astrophysics and related topics. Throughout his career, Wheeler has synthesized disparate areas and thus catalyzed new research directions.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Wheeler, John A [1936]
University of North Carolina
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wheeler, John C. [1990]
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For his work on the thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of phase transitions and critical phenomena in molecularly complex solutions.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Wheeler, Robert G [1968]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wheelon, Albert Dewell [1999]
Retired
Citation: For a career devoted to national defense and space communication, and especially for scientific contributions to developing national technical means of verification, which have greatly furthered strategic arms control, national security, and global peace.
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society

Whelan, Colm Thomas [2000]
University of Cambridge
Citation: For many significant contributions to atomic collision theory and most especially for original work on (e, 2e) and related processes.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Few-Body Systems

Whelan, David [2008]
Boeing Company
Citation: For over 25 years of innovation and research conducted in academic, national laboratory and industrial research environments, development of the B2 design and instrumentation, air to air synthetic aperture radar, multi-spectral radar imaging, and visionary technical leadership at both DARPA and The Boeing Company.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Whisnant, Kerry Lewis [2006]
Iowa State University
Citation: For important contributions to the study of neutrino mass and neutrino oscillations and to the phenomenology of electroweak gauge models.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Whitaker, J C.M. [1940]
New York University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Whitaker, Martin D [1940]
New York University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Whitcomb, Stanley E. [2002]
California Institute of Technology
Citation: For his outstanding contributions to metrology and to the development and implementation of interferometers for the detection of gravitational radiation.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

White, A H [1949]
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

White, Alice Elizabeth [1995]
AT&T Bell Laboratories
Citation: For contributions to the study of transport phenomena in metallic thin films and for her work on buried silicide films formed by ion implantation.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

White, Andrew [2010]
University of Queensland
Citation: For innovative and pioneering contributions to the science and technology of linear-optical quantum information processing.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Quantum Information

White, Andrew [2011]
University of Texas, Arlington
Citation: For his leadership role in experimental particle physics, including invention of the DZero Experiment Intercryostat Detector, searches for new phenomena at DZero, and contributions to national and international committees.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

White, Carter T. [1998]
Naval Research Laboratory
Citation: For theoretical contributions to materials chemistry problems including carbon-based conductors and energetic materials.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

White, Clark Woody [1986]
No Company Provided
Citation: For basic research on laser annealing of semiconductors, ion implantation, and ion-beam surface layer analysis.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

White, Donald Robertson [1961]
General Electric Research Laboratory
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

White, Gary [2010]
American Institute of Physics
Citation: For inspired leadership of the Society of Physics Students,  including successful efforts to facilitate the increased participation of undergraduate students in local and national activities.
Nominated by: Forum on Education

White, Harry J [1937]
Research Corporation
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

White, Harvey E. [1930]
University of California
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

White, John A [1976]
American University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

White, M W [1949]
Penn State University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

White, Martin [2010]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For his numerous contributions to theoretical astrophysics and cosmology in the areas of the cosmic microwave background, evolution of
galaxies and probes of large scale structure, for developments in numerical cosmology and for his investigations of dark energy, dark matter and inflation.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

White, Milton G [1939]
Princeton University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

White, Nicholas E. [2009]
Goddard Space Flight Center
Citation: For his visionary leadership of data archiving for astrophysics missions and activism in initiating and promoting new missions in NASA's astrophysics program.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

White, R Stephen [1969]
University of California, Riverside
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

White, Robert L [1962]
General Electric Research Laboratory
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

White, Robert M. [1980]
Carnegie Mellon University
Citation: Not Provided
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

White, Roscoe B [1982]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

White, Roscoe B [1981]
Princeton University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

White, Steven R. [1998]
University of California, Irvine
Citation: For the development of the density matrix renormalization group method which provides a powerful numerical technique for investigating the properties of strongly correlated electron systems.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Whitehead, John B. [1929]
Johns Hopkins University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Whitehead, John A, Jr. [1982]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Whitehead, Walter D [1959]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Whitesides, George M. [2009]
Harvard University
Citation: For his manifold contributions to the physics of biology, materials, and surfaces, including new scientific insights in studies of molecular self-assembly, soft lithography, and micro-fluidics.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Whiteson, Daniel [2016]
University of California, Irvine
Citation: For leadership in searches for new physics and early studies of top quark mass and cross-section at the Tevatron Collider and Large Hadron Collider, both experimental and phenomenological, particularly searches for dark matter; for innovative applications of ideas from machine learning; and for nontraditional efforts in outreach.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Whitfield, George D [1978]
Penn State University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Whiting, Bernard [2015]
University of Florida, Gainesville
Citation: For influential contributions to wide-ranging areas of gravitational physics, including tests of Newtonian gravity, stability of the Kerr metric, and the self-force problem.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Whitmarsh-Knight, Alan Edward [1987]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For elucidation of the mechanisms and rates of vibrational energy transfer processes in polyatomic molecules.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Whitmer, C A [1946]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Whitmer, Romayne F [1963]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Whittum, David H. [1999]
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Citation: For experimental and theoretical contributions to the understanding of electron beam interactions with microwave structures and plasmas.
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Whyte, Dennis Gordon [2006]
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Citation: For major contributions to the understanding of physical processes in the edge of magnetic confinement plasma devices, the physics of plasma surface interactions and disruption mitigation.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Wichmann, Eyvind Hugo [1987]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For his theoretical contributions to quantum field theory, quantum electrodynamics and scattering theory.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Wickersheim, Kenneth A [1965]
Menlo Park, California
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wickramasinghe, Hemantha Kumar [1991]
University of California, Irvine
Citation: For contributions to acoustic, photoacoustic, scanning tunneling, and scanning force microscopy.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Instrument and Measurement Science

Widgoff, Mildred [1968]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Widnall, Sheila V [1982]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Widom, Michael [1996]
Carnegie Mellon University
Citation: For theoretical contributions to our understanding of quasicrystals and the role played by disorder in their stabilization.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wiedemann, Helmut [1987]
Stanford University
Citation: For major contributions to the development of electron/positron storage rings for high energy physics and synchrotron radiation experimentation.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Wieder, Herman H [1982]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wiederrecht, Gary [2016]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the physics and spectroscopy of semiconductor, molecular, and metal nanostructures, including the observations of hybrid molecular-plasmon excitations and novel ultra-fast phenomena.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Wiegand, C E [1956]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wiegmann, Pavel [2003]
University of Chicago
Citation: For exact solutions of models of interacting electronic systems and quantum field theory, including the multi-channel Kondo problem and the Anderson model for magnetic impurities.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wieman, Carl Edwin [1990]
University of British Columbia
Citation: For contributions to high-resolution laser spectroscopy and its application to studies of electroweak parity-violating phenomena in atoms, and to the development and application of light-force atomic traps.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Wieman, Howard Henry [2001]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For the development of the time projection chamber into an essential tool for the study of relativistic heavy ion collisions.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Wiersma, Douwe Alle [1995]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For his outstanding contributions to chemical physics, non-linear spectroscopy and ultrafast dynamics of complex molecular systems.
Nominated by: Forum on International Physics

Wiescher, Michael C. F. [1998]
University of Notre Dame
Citation: For his productive work both in laboratory nuclear astrophysics measurements and in connecting those results to specific astrophysical sites.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Wiese, Wolfgang Lothar [1970]
National Bureau of Standards
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Wiesenfeld, Kurt Arn [2000]
Georgia Institute of Technology
Citation: For seminal theoretical contributions to nonlinear dynamics and complex systems theory, including co-discovery of self-organized criticality and for theories of stochastic resonance and Josephson-junction phase locking.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

Wiff, Donald Ray [1999]
Kent State University
Citation: For research in solving mathematically ill-posed problems in polymer molecular weight and mechanical relaxation time distribution functions, and in developing molecular, insitu molecular and nanocomposite polymer concepts for high performance materials and micoelectromechanical system devices.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Wigen, Philip E [1982]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wiggins, Chris H. [2014]
Columbia University
Citation: For pioneering work in computational biology, including the applications of machine learning, statistical inference, and information theory for the investigation of biological networks.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Wiggins, Thomas A [1968]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Wightman, Arthur Strong [1964]
Princeton University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wignall, George Denis [1984]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For his pioneering and continuing innovative work on the structure and conformation of polymers and polymeric systems by means of small-angle neutron scattering.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Wigner, Eugen P [1932]
Princeton University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wiik, Bjorn Havard [1989]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For his contributions to the realization of the large electron-proton colliding beam facility, HERA, at the Deutches Electron Synschotron Laboratory in Hamburg, West Germany.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Wikswo, John P., Jr. [1989]
Vanderbilt University
Citation: For pioneering instrumentation, experimental techniques, and theoretical models for studying and interpreting magnetic fields produced by electric currents in isolated nerves and other biological and nonbiological systems.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Wilcox, Howard A [1964]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wilcox, John M [1976]
Stanford University
Citation: Also approved by Division of Plasma Physics
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Wilczek, Frank [2004]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interactions.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Wildhack, W A [1947]
National Bureau of Standards
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wilets, Lawrence [1962]
University of Washington
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wilhelmy, Ernst [1934]
University of Chicago
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wilkening, Dean [2008]
Stanford University
Citation: For his extensive contributions to understanding ballistic missile defense, bioterrorism and civil defense, and for his training of the next generation of physicists involved in arms control.
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society

Wilkening, Marvin H. [1980]
No Company Provided
Citation: None
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wilkens, John W [1982]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wilkerson, John Franklin [1997]
University of Washington
Citation: For the rigor he has brought to experimental neutrino physics, in the first experiments on the low-energy solar neutrino flux and high-resolution measurements of the beta decay of free molecular tritium.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Wilkins, T. Russell [1931]
University of Rochester
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wilkinson, Denys Haight [1968]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wilkinson, Philip G [1960]
University of Chicago
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wilkinson, R G [1949]
Indiana University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wilks, Scott [2009]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the understanding of intense and ultra-intense laser plasma interactions and their applications to high energy density science, including fast ignition, ion acceleration, and positron generation.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Wilksinson, M K [1957]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Will, Clifford Martin [1989]
Washington University
Citation: For the development of theoretical frameworks for studying alternative theories of gravitation, for the investigation of gravitational radiation from binary systems and black holes, and for his critical analysis and interpretation of experimental tests of general relativity.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Willander, Magnus [2011]
Linkoping University, Norrkoping
Citation: Pioneering work on realization of polymer and silicon-germanium transistors and silicon carbide. Significant contributions on modeling solid and soft nanostructures, and experimental works on nanostructures, particularly zinc oxide nanostructures.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Willard, H B [1957]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Willeke, Ferdinand [2015]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering contributions advancing the physics of beams and scientific research, by leading the design and construction of frontier accelerator facilities and providing valuable advice to many accelerator facilities worldwide.
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Willenbrock, Scott [2006]
University of Illinois
Citation: For pioneering work in the understanding of single top quark production at hadron colliders, and for contributions to the understanding of associated production of Higgs and vector bosons as a discovery channel at the Tevatron and LHC.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Willens, Ronald H. [1986]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of new amorphous materials and the study of their formation.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Willett, Robert L. [1999]
Bell Laboratories
Citation: For the discovery of new phenomena in half-filled Landau levels.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Williams, A O [1952]
Brown University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Williams, Anthony G. [2002]
Adelaide University, Australia
Citation: For pioneering studies of the nonperturbative behavior of quarks and gluons using Dyson-Schwinger equations, phenonemonological quark models, and lattice gauge calculations.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Hadronic Physics

Williams, Arthur R. [1980]
No Company Provided
Citation: Not Provided
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Williams, Carl J. [2001]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For definitive calculations of atomic collision processes, which have improved our understanding of photoassociation spectroscopy, dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensates, and effects of radiation retardation on atomic collisions.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Williams, Claudine [1997]
College de France
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the understanding of the structure of poly-electrolyte solutions and ion-containing polymers, and for pioneering novel techniques for their characterization.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Williams, Clayton [2008]
University of Utah
Citation: For his pioneering and sustained contributions to the field of Scanning Capacitance Microscopy and to the development of the Scanning Capacitance Microscope for both quantitative two-dimensional carrier and dopant profiling, and for the characterization and failure analysis of semiconductor materials and devices (including VLSI products) on a nanometer scale.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

WIlliams, Conrad M. [1992]
Morgan State University
Citation: For his elucidation of the cubic Laves phases and the rare earth-iron-boron magnets.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Williams, David Robert [2006]
Illinois Institute of Technology
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of fluid flow and flow control through innovative experimentation with cylinder wakes, cavities and bodies of revolution.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Williams, Dudley [1937]
University of Florida
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Williams, Edward Aston [1987]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the theory of fluctuations, parametric instabilities, and intense electron heat transport in plasmas and to the interpretation of laser plasma experiments.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Williams, Edwin Ross [1994]
National Institute of Standards; Technology
Citation: For excellence in measurement research leading to an upper limit or the rest mass of the photon and precision determination of the gyromagnetic ratio of the proton and of the fine structure constant, and for leadership in highly accurate realizations of the base electrical unites, the ampere, volt, ohm, and farad.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Instrument and Measurement Science

WIlliams, Ellen D. [1992]
University of Maryland
Citation: For her experimental studies of the role of thermodynamics in the morphology of macroscopic surfaces.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Williams, F E [1953]
General Electric
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Williams, Forman A. [2002]
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For his groundbreaking contributions to advances in the theory of chemically reacting flows and combustion.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Williams, Gary Allen [2003]
University of California, Los Angeles
Citation: For experimental and theoretical demonstrations of the role of quantized vorticity in superfluid phase transitions in two and three dimensions.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Williams, Gwyn Philip [2000]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For the development of synchrotron radiation as a bright infrared source and for its application to studies of surface dynamics.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Williams, Howell J [1939]
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Williams, Hugh Harrison [1997]
University of Pennsylvania
Citation: For experimental contributions to the establishment of the electroweak theory, including measurements of neutral current processes in neutrino interactions, measurements of the W and Z bosons, and discovery of the top quark.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Williams, J. W. [1929]
University of Wisconson
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Williams, James Stanislaus [2006]
Australian National University
Citation: For contributions to the understanding and application of ion-solid interactions in semiconductors, especially defect evolution and crystallization of amorphous layers.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Williams, James F [1977]
Queen's University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Williams, Joel Q [1963]
Georgia Institute of Technology
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Williams, John H [1939]
University of Minnesota
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Williams, Mark C. [2012]
Northeastern University
Citation: For his original contributions to the development of the field of single molecule biophysics. In particular, for his use of quantitative models to describe the interactions of single DNA molecules with biologically important proteins and DNA binding ligands
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Williams, N. H. [1931]
University of Michigan
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Williams, Philip Karl [2003]
U.S. Department of Energy
Citation: For his excellent guidance of High Energy Physics university research programs within the Department of Energy.
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Williams, R W [1953]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Williams, Richard [1967]
RCA Laboratories
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Williams, Robert [1988]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For contributing to the development of energy conserving technologies, and to the overcoming of institutional barriers to their implementation; for extensive service to the physics community through work with the ACEEE and the FAS.
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society

Williams, Wendell S [1976]
University of Illinois
Citation: Also approved by the Division of Condensed Matter Physics.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Williams, William W [1973]
University of Michigan
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Williamson, Charles H.K. [2003]
Cornell University
Citation: For imaginative, innovative experiments that have injected new life into the study of wake dynamics behind bluff bodies and of trailing vortices.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Williamson, Robert Marshall [1960]
Durham, North Carolina
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Williamson, Robert C. [1931]
University of Florida
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Williamson, Samuel J [1981]
New York University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Willis, Roy F. [1990]
Pennsylvania State University
Citation: For contributions to surface physics, particularly the observation of surface-electronic states, surface magnetic order, and surface vibrations employing innovative developments in electron-spectroscopic methods.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Willis, William J [1963]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Willmarth, William W. [1983]
University ofMichigan, Ann Arbor
Citation: For advances in the art of experimental research on the structure of turbulence and fluid mechanics.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Willocq, Stéphane [2016]
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Citation: For contributions to the physics of heavy flavor in electron-positron collisions; searches for new vector bosons in proton-proton collisions at the highest energies at the Large Hadron Collider; and for exceptional leadership of the exotic physics and technical groups during the first data-collection with the ATLAS experiment.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Wills, John M. [2012]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the development of electronic structure theory and methodology, and first-principles understanding of f-electron physics in rare-earth and actinide materials
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Wilsdorf, Clara Johanne Doris [1965]
University of Virginia
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wilsdorf, H G.F. [1959]
The Franklin Institute
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wilson, Angela K. [2013]
University of North Texas
Citation: For her work in the understanding, development, and application of ab initio methods and basis sets.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Wilson, Barbara Ann [1987]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For her spectroscopic studies of semiconductors, including luminescence in amorphous semiconductors, resonance modes in Si inversion layers, and band offsets in heterostructures.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wilson, E Bright, Jr. [1939]
Harvard University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wilson, Jack M. [1997]
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Citation: For his leadership in the development of computer assisted learning environments and physics education materials that enhance the students' interaction with the physics and substantially improves their opportunities for learning.
Nominated by: Forum on Education

Wilson, James Randall [2001]
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Citation: In recognition of his major pioneering contributions made to the application of and understanding of radio frequency heating and current drive in reactor grade deuterium and deuterium-tritium plasmas.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Wilson, Kenneth G. [1998]
Ohio State University
Citation: For his theory for critical phenomena in connection with phase transitions.
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wilson, Kent R. [1999]
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For his development of photofragment spectroscopy, his pioneering work on the dynamics of chemical reactions in solution, and his recent innovations in ultrafast x-ray diffraction and absorption and quantum control.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Wilson, R E [1953]
National Bureau of Standards
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wilson, R R [1946]
Los Alamos Science Laboratory
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wilson, Richard [1962]
Harvard University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wilson, Thomas A [1931]
General Electric Company
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wiltzius, Pierre [1993]
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Citation: For pioneering experiments using light and neutron scattering to study dynamics of non-equilibrium macromolecular systems and binary fluids in porous media.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Winans, John G. [1930]
University of Wisconsin
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Winckler, J R [1953]
University of Minnesota
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Windle, Alan H. [2000]
University of Cambridge
Citation: For fundamental studies elucidating structural order in liquid crystalline and noncrystalline polymers using x-ray scattering and molecular modeling techniques.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Wineland, David Jeffrey [1986]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For the development of techniques for the storage of ions and electrons and the application of these to problems of substantial fundamental and practical interest.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Winer, Brian L. [2009]
Ohio State University
Citation: For his leadership, direction and contributions in the discovery of the top quark and his development of state-of-the-art high speed trigger electronics which maximized the physics potential of Run II at the Tevatron.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Winey, Karen Irene [2003]
University of Pennsylvania
Citation: For exquisite application of electron microscopy and x-ray scattering to the determination of the microstructure of polymers and to elucidating the role of microdomain geometry on polymer properties.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Winful, Herbert Graves [2002]
University of Michigan
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the understanding of nonlinear propagation in periodic structures, nonlinear dynamics of laser arrays, and polarization instabilities in birefringent optical fibers.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Wing, William Hinshaw [1983]
University of Arizona
Citation: For his highly innovative and ingenious studies of very simple molecules by ultrahigh resolutions laser spectroscopic methods.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Wingreen, Ned S. [2001]
NEC Research Institute
Citation: For contributions to the fundamental understanding of protein folding and design, including theoretical insights into the selection of protein structures.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Winicour, Jeffrey [2003]
University of Pittsburgh
Citation: For his numerous contributions to the study of gravitational radiation from strong sources.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Winkler, Peter [1998]
University of Nevada, Reno
Citation: For development of innovative theoretical methods to describe many-body effects in atomic structure and atomic interactions in plasma environments.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Winokur, Peter Stanley [2000]
Sandia National Laboratories
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of physical mechanisms governing the response of CMOS devices to ionizing radiation and to the development of radiation-hardened Si gate CMOS technology.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Winske, Dan [1990]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For studies of electromagnetic instabilities in the foreshocks of planets and comets, and work on the structure of, and transport processes at collisionless shock waves in space.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Winsor, Niels Karl [1981]
Naval Research Laboratory
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Winstein, Bruce [1986]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For contributions to a series of precision measurements of the strong-weak electromagnetic and CP violating forces in the neutral kaon system.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Winston, Harvey [1967]
Hughes Research Laboratories
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Winter, Rolf G [1964]
College of William & Mary
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Winter, Thomas G. [2002]
Pennsylvania State University
Citation: For advancing the understanding of the physics of heavy-particle collisions via highly accurate coupled-state calculations based on novel physical insight.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Winters, Ronald R. [1989]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For important contributions in low-energy nuclear physics and nuclear astrophysics. His neutron cross-section measurements have been of significant value in estimating the age of chemical elements.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Wiringa, Robert B. [1999]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For the development of realistic models of nuclear forces and their use in studies of the structure of nuclei and neutron stars with variational methods.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Wirtz, Denis [2010]
Johns Hopkins University
Citation: For his seminal contributions to the understanding of basic cellular functions through the development and application of novel biophysical methods grounded in statistical mechanics and polymer physics.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Wise, Frank [2010]
Cornell University
Citation: For contributions to nonlinear optical wave propagation, including the demonstration of self-similar pulse evolution in a laser and the generation of space-time solitons;  and also for leading the development of lead-chalcogenide semiconductor nanocrystals.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Wise, Mark Brian [2003]
California Institute of Technology
Citation: For the discovery of heavy quark symmetry in QCD, and the development of heavy quark effective theory.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Wise, Matthew Norton [1992]
University of California, Los Angeles
Citation: For his work on the history of the physical sciences in the Nineteenth Century, particularly for his work on Lord Kelvin.
Nominated by: Forum on the History of Physics

Wiseman, Gordon G [1965]
University of Kansas
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wiseman, Howard [2011]
Griffith University
Citation: For his seminal contributions to the quantum theory of measurement, particularly to the formulation of continuous measurement, feedback, and control.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Quantum Information

Wisniewski, William [2007]
Stanford University
Citation: For outstanding contributions and leadership in the design, construction and operation of the BABAR detector, that have enabled the accumulation of a unique data sample for addressing precision physics in the heavy flavor sector.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Wiss, James E. [2000]
University of Illinois
Citation: For his initial measurements of charmed particles and his continuing leadership in the study of heavy quarks.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Witala, Henryk [2007]
Jagellonian University
Citation: For his ground-breaking work in solving the three-nucleon continuum system using the Faddeev scheme in a numerical accurate manner with realistic nucleon-nucleon and three-nucleon forces.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Few-Body Systems

Witherell, Michael Stewart [1987]
University of California, Santa Barbara
Citation: For contributions to the innovative measurements of charmed particle lifetimes as well as double beta decay studies.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Witmer, Enos E. [1931]
University of Pennsylvania
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Witt, Gerald Lee [2002]
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Citation: For exemplary leadership of national interdisciplinary research efforts in the fields of quantum-effect devices, low-temperature GaAs, optoelectronic measurement techniques, radiation effects, and defects in wide bandgap semiconductors.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Witten, Edward [1984]
Institute for Advanced Study
Citation: For highly significant contributions to theoretical developments in Q.C.D., supersymmetry, and gravitational theory.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Witten, Louis [1962]
Baltimore, Maryland
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Witten, Thomas A. [1988]
University of Chicago
Citation: For theoretical contributions to our understanding of stochastic diffusive growth, colloidal aggregation, and polymer statistics.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wittig, Curt [1984]
University of Southern California
Citation: For landmark advances toward the development of a deep,detailed understanding of the mechanisms and dynamics of elementary molecular processes.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Wittke, James P [1964]
RCA Laboratories
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wittmann, Michael [2015]
University of Maine
Citation: For foundational research into student learning of physics, pioneering work in K-12 teacher development, and leadership in building community for physics education researchers.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Physics Education Research

Wodkiewicz, Krzysztof [1998]
Warsaw University
Citation: For key contributions to our understanding of the role of stochastic processes in nonlinear optical resonance, and for pathbreaking studies of the operational approach to quantum phase-space measurements.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Wodtke, Alec M. [2008]
University of California, Santa Barbara
Citation: For contributions to our understanding of the fundamental interactions of molecules with solid surfaces, by combining methods of laser spectroscopy, molecular beams and UHV surface science.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Woelfle, Peter [2004]
Universitat Karlruhe, Germany
Citation: For his pioneering contributions in condensed matter theory, in particular on the superfluid phases of 3He, on quantum transport in disordered systems and on strongly correlated electron systems.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wojtowicz, Peter J [1967]
RCA Laboratories
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wojtsekhowski, Bogdan B. [2009]
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Citation: For outstanding contributions to instrumentation at Jefferson Lab and his leadership role in studies of nucleon structure, particularly real Compton scattering on the proton and the neutron charge form factor.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Hadronic Physics

Wolde, Pieter Ten [2015]
FOM Institute AMOLF
Citation: For elucidating the design principles of biochemical networks using rigorous theory and innovative computational techniques.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Wolf, Alfred [1937]
Geophysical Research Corporation
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wolf, Dieter [1994]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For his innovative use of simulations at the atomic level to elucidate the underlying physics at materials interfaces, and from these insights often leading experiments with detailed predictions.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Wolf, Edward L. [1985]
Polytechnic University
Citation: For the study of the fundamental properties of superconductors and for opening the field of Proximity Effect Tunneling Spectroscopy (PETS).
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wolf, Fred [2014]
Max Planck Institute
Citation: For his profound and innovative use of the methods of theoretical physics to address fundamental questions in neuroscience ranging from the biophysics of action potential initiation to the collective dynamics of neuronal circuits and to the self-organization of large-scale circuit architecture.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Wolf, Kevin L. [1986]
Affiliation not available
Citation: In recognition of original, innovative research in nuclear fission and in heavy ion reactions.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Wolf, Stuart Alan [1984]
Naval Research Laboratory
Citation: For substantial contributions to the basic understanding of superconductivity, and to applications of superconducting materials.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wolfe, Hugh C [1935]
City College of New York
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wolfe, James P. [1980]
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Citation: Not Provided
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wolfe, Ralph A [1959]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wolfe, Raymond [1972]
Bell Laboratories
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wolfenstein, Lincoln [1949]
Carnegie Institute
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wolff, P A [1953]
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wolford, Donald James [1988]
Iowa State University
Citation: For advances in fundamental understanding of defects and electronic properties of semiconductors.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wolfson, Richard [2009]
Middlebury College
Citation: For outstanding work in educating the general public and college-level students on energy, environmental issues, and physics, in contributing to the local and state communities in Vermont in striving to achieve carbon neutrality, and in research in astrophysics involving numerous undergraduates.
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society

Wolicki, Eligius A [1967]
United States Naval Research Laboratory
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wolkow, Robert A. [2012]
University of Alberta
Citation: For contributions to atomic-scale characterization and fabrication processes with an emphasis on silicon surfaces
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wollan, David S. [1998]
US Arms Control & Disarmament Agncy
Citation: For leadership in the arms control of both offensive and defensive strategic arms, combining deep technical analysis with legal and diplomatic expertise regarding the SALT II, START I, and ABM treaties.
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society

Wollan, Ernest O [1936]
Washington University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wolldridge, Dean [1943]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Woltjer, Lodewyk [1975]
Columbia University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Wolverton, Christopher [2010]
Northwestern University
Citation: For innovative contributions to atomic- and multi-scale computational materials physics, particularly in the area of phase stability of materials.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Wolynes, Peter Guy [1988]
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For his many illuminating contributions to the dynamical theory of chemical and physical processes in condensed matter.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Womersley, William John [2002]
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Citation: For his leadership of the D0 experiment.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Wong, Calvin [1969]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Wong, Cheuk-Yin [1978]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Wong, Chun Wa [1977]
University of California Los Angeles
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wong, George [2011]
University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
Citation: For his seminal contributions to discoveries of new optical materials for lasers, nonlinear optics and optical detectors.
Nominated by: Division of Laser Science

Wong, Gerard [2011]
University of California, Los Angeles
Citation: For his fundamental contributions to the understanding of electrostatic self-assembly in biological systems.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Wong, Henry Vernon [1988]
University of Texas, Austin
Citation: For formal and applied application of Hamiltonian stability techniques to numerous complex plasma systems including tandem mirrors, EBT, and free electron lasers.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Wong, Joe [2005]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For innovative and significant contributions to experimental materials physics, particularly for contributions to XAFS and XANES, and for the first measurements of phonon dispersion in plutonium.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Wong, King-Lap [1993]
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering experiments on excitation of toroidal Alfven eignmodes by energetic ions, and the first experimental demonstration of lower hybrid wave current generation in magnetized plasma.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Wong, Po-Zen [2000]
University of Massachusetts
Citation: For studies of disordered magnetic systems, porous media, and random interfaces.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Woo, Chia-Wei [1975]
Northwestern University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wood, Colin E. C. [1999]
Office of Naval Research
Citation: For pioneering and original contributions to the crystal growth of III-V materials by Molecular Beam Epitaxy, including the discovery of RHEED oscillation, delta-doping and low temperature GaAs.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Wood, Darien R. [2009]
Northeastern University
Citation: For contributions tot he exploration of the electroweak sector and technical and scientific leadership of the DZero experiment.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Wood, L A [1945]
National Bureau of Standards
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wood, Richard Frost [1968]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wood, William W [1963]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Woodall, Jerry M [1982]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Woodard, Richard P [2012]
University of Florida, Gainesville
Citation: For outstanding contributions in the areas of quantum cosmology and quantum gravity, and for his dedication to undergraduate and graduate teaching.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Woodrow, Jay W. [1931]
Iowa State College
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Woodruff, Truman O [1968]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Woods, Alfred D.B. [1982]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Woods, Robert Claude [1990]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For the development of rotational spectroscopy of molecular ions, leading to precise determinations of molecular structures, identification of molecular ions in the interstellar medium, and diagnostics of laboratory discharge plasmas.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Woody, Craig L. [2002]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For his world-recognized expertise in the performance and characterization of scintillating crystals, notably in the effects of radiation damage.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Wool, Richard Patrick [1987]
University of Delaware
Citation: For his work on Crack Healing, Strength Development at Polymer-Polymer Interfaces, and Molecular Deformation of Stressed Polymers using Infrared Techniques.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Woolf, Lawrence [2010]
General Atomics
Citation: For extensive work in teacher professional development, for assistance to California school districts, and for leadership in K-12 science education at a national level.
Nominated by: Forum on Education

Woollam, John A. [1985]
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Citation: For significant contributions to experimental condensed matter physics, especially electronic properties of graphite, its intercalation compounds, and amorphous carbon, and superconductivity of intercalated layered chalcogenides and ternary Chevrel compounds.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Woolley, Richard Guy [1995]
Nottingham Trent University
Citation: For fundamental advances in the proper quantum description of molecules and their interaction with radiation.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Few-Body Systems

Woosley, Stanford E. [1987]
University of California, Santa Cruz
Citation: For exceptional contributions to our understanding of the evolution of massive stars, supernovae, and X- and gamma-ray bursts, through the calculation of fundamental reaction rates and the application of nuclear physics to astrophysics.
Nominated by: Division of Astrophysics

Wootters, William Kent [1999]
Williams College
Citation: For contributions on the foundations of quantum mechanics and groundbreaking work in quantum information and communications theory.
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Wootton, Alan James [1997]
University of Texas, Austin
Citation: For extraordinary leadership in the experimental investigation and understanding of turbulent processes in tokamaks and for guiding the development of new methods for diagnosing tokamak plasmas.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Workman, E J [1936]
University of New Mexico
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Worlock, John M [1969]
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Worster, Michael Grae [2006]
University of Cambridge
Citation: For making fundamental advances in understanding the interaction between solidification and convection in mushy layers through systematic analytical, numerical and experimental studies.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Wortis, Michael [1976]
University of Illinois
Citation: Also approved by the Forum on Physics and Society.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wraback, Michael [2011]
US Army Research Laboratory
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of the physics of carrier dynamics and transport in semiconductor materials and devices for optoelectronic applications.
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wright, David C. [2002]
Union of Concerned Scientists
Citation: For outstanding analysis of arms control issues, especially on ballistic missile defense, and for dedicated scholarship, teaching, and efforts to promote international understanding of these issues.
Nominated by: Forum on Physics and Society

Wright, George B [1972]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wright, John Curtis [2003]
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the development, understanding, and applications of multiresonant four wave mixing methods for electronic and vibrational molecular condensed phase spectroscopy.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Wright, Michael [2015]
Varian Medical Systems
Citation: For outstanding research and innovation in x-ray imaging and radiation therapy, its resulting commercial impact, and profound medical benefits for humankind.
Nominated by: Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics

Wright, William E [1959]
Bethesda, Maryland
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wright, Winthrop R. [1931]
Swarthmore College
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wrinch, Dorothy [1945]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wu, Chi [1999]
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Citation: For his light scattering study on coil-globule transition of single homopolymer chains, including first observation of the molten globule state.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Wu, Chien-Shiung [1949]
Princeton University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wu, Ching-Sheng [1984]
No company provided
Citation: For his pioneering contributions to plasma microstability theory, particularly in the areas of space plasma physics and the emission of auroral kilometric radiation.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Wu, Fa Yueh [1976]
Northeastern University
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wu, James C [1965]
Culver City, California
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wu, Jianzhong [2016]
University of California, Riverside
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the development of classical density functional theory for inhomogeneous fluids and polymeric systems.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Wu, Mingming [2016]
Cornell University
Citation: For her research into the biophysical and biochemical drivers that guide bacterial and animal cell migration, and the creation of single cell analysis tools.
Nominated by: Division of Biological Physics

Wu, Ruqian [2001]
University of California, Irvine
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of magnetic, electronic, mechanical, chemical and optical properties of compounds, alloys, interfaces, thin films and surfaces using first-principles calculations and for development of the methods and codes for such components.
Nominated by: Division of Computational Physics

Wu, Wen-Li [1990]
Affiliation not available
Citation: For his contributions in both the theory and the application of scattering techniques to study the structure of solid polymers.
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Wu, Xiaohua [2015]
Royal Military College of Canada
Citation: For pioneering direct numerical simulations of pipe and boundary layer flows, from a laminar state, through transition, to a fully-developed turbulent state; and for generating striking and insightful visualizations.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Wu, Yong-Shi [2010]
University of Utah
Citation: For his contributions to the mathematical foundations of quantum physics --- particularly for his work establishing profound connections between the physical laws and topology and geometry.
Nominated by: Division of Particles and Fields

Wu, Yue [2009]
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Citation: For pioneering NMR studies of structures and dynamics of bulk metallic glasses, and of nanotubular materials including their interactions with guest molecules.
Nominated by: Division of Materials Physics

Wu, Zhen [2012]
Rutgers University
Citation: For innovative and insightful studies into surface interactions of spin-polarized atoms
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Wukitch, Stephen [2011]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the physics of high power heating of fusion plasmas using ion cyclotron RF waves, including fundamental advances in understanding RF sheaths and plasma-wall interactions, ICRF heating, flow drive and current drive, and study and application of wave plasma inteactions in the scrape-off-layer enabling world record ICRF antenna power densities in a tokamak.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Wulf, Oliver R. [1931]
United States Bureau of Chemistry and Soils
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wulff, John C.G. [1936]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wunderlich, Bernhard [1970]
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Polymer Physics

Wuosmaa, Alan [2016]
University of Connecticut
Citation: For essential contributions to nuclear physics over a wide range of topics including the demonstration of the nonexistence of positron lines in collisions with very heavy nuclei at the Coulomb barrier, the nature of cluster structures in nuclei, studies of particle multiplicities in relativistic heavy-ion collisions, and the exploration of single-particle properties of light exotic nuclei.
Nominated by: Division of Nuclear Physics

Wurden, Glen [2015]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For innovative approaches to plasma diagnostics applied to a wide variety of fusion confinement concepts, ranging from reversed field pinches to tokamaks to magneto-inertial fusion.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Wurtele, Jonathan Syrkin [2004]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For his many theoretical contributions to free electron lasers, laser-plasma acceleration, laser-plasma interactions, and muon beam manipulations.
Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

Wyatt, Philip J [1969]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wyatt, Robert Eugene [1989]
University of Texas, Austin
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the theoretical chemical dynamics, particularly quantum mechanical reactive scattering and laser-molecule energy transfer.
Nominated by: Division of Chemical Physics

Wyckoff, Harold O [1958]
National Bureau of Standards
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wyckoff, Ralph D [1938]
Gulf R&D Company
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wyckoff, Ralph W.G. [1931]
Rockefeller Institute
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wyder, Peter Rudolf [1984]
Max Planck Institute
Citation: For substantial contribution to understanding normal and superconducting metals, and transport and optical properties of semiconductors and metals, and his role in science administration.
Nominated by: Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Wygant, John [2016]
University of Minnesota
Citation: For advancing our understanding of energy flows by Alfvén waves and particle acceleration in regions of magnetic reconnection and collisionless shocks and the design and implementation of the space-borne electric field instruments that enabled these studies.
Nominated by: Division of Plasma Physics

Wygnanski, Israel J. [1983]
University of Arizona
Citation: For his superb experimental work, clarifying the structure of turbulent shear flows.
Nominated by: Division of Fluid Dynamics

Wyld, Henry William, Jr. [1961]
University of Illinois
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wyly, L D, Jr. [1962]
Georgia Institute of Technology
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wyman, Marvin Eugene [1961]
University of Illinois
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: American Physical Society

Wynne, James J [1982]
Affiliation not available
Citation: Not available
Nominated by: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Wyslouch, Boleslaw [2013]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For his leadership role in the PHOBOS experiment and in creating a world-class heavy ion research program within the CMS Collaboration at the LHC.
Nominated by: Topical Group on Hadronic Physics