APS Fellowship

The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in knowledge through original research and publication or made significant and innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. They may also have made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of the Society. Each year, no more than one-half of one percent of the then current membership of the Society are recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow in The American Physical Society.

Fellowship nominations may be submitted by anyone who is a member of the APS in good standing. All members of DAMOP are strongly encouraged to nominate colleagues whom they consider worthy of this recognition. See the Fellowship nomination information page for guidance on submitting nominations.
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APS Fellows Nominated by DAMOP  

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Cassidy, David B. [2017]
University College London
Citation: For sustained accomplishments in the field of experimental positronium atomic physics, including the discovery of the di-positronium molecule and the optical excitation of its first excited state.


Fontes, Christopher J. [2017]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering contributions to our understanding of atomic processes in plasmas and their application to a broad range of physics problems including nuclear fusion, laboratory experiment and astrophysics.


Greiner, Markus [2017]
Harvard University
Citation: For pioneering contributions to realization and probing strongly correlated quantum matter using ultracold atoms in optical lattices..


Hadzibabic, Zoran [2017]
University of Cambridge
Citation: For the realization of landmark experiments in the domain of cold atomic gases and Bose-Einstein condensation, in particular the realization of uniform atomic superfluids and the study of their thermodynamical properties, in and out of equilibrium.


Liu, W.Vincent [2017]
University of Pittsburgh
Citation: For elucidating Landau damping of collective excitations in Bose-Einstein condensates, advancing the study of spin-polarized Fermi gases by introducing the concept of breached pair superfluidity, pioneering the theory of higher orbital bands in optical lattices, and working with experimentalists to confirm the theory.


Orszag, Miguel [2017]
Pontificia Universidad Catolica
Citation: For pioneering contributions to Latin American Quantum Optics, educating generations of PhD's on that continent; for seminal contributions to the quantum theory of lasers, noise, and cooperative effects in active systems; entanglement and decoherence; an outstanding book on quantum optics; and leadership in establishing the Quantum Optics Conference.


Ou, Zhe Yu J [2017]
Indiana University-Purdue University
Citation: For pioneering work and contributions in multi-photon interference, quantum entanglement of continuous variables, generation of narrow-band two-photon sources of light, for the work on precision phase measurement in quantum metrology, and for work on quantum amplification.


Taylor, Jacob [2017]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For wide ranging contributions in using quantum properties of light and matter towards developing applications ranging from extreme sensitivity sensors and transducers to quantum information processing.


Tong, Xiao-Min [2017]
University of Tsukuba
Citation: For seminal contributions to the molecular tunneling ionization theory and the development of generalized pseudo-spectral time-dependent method to study various processes in laser atom, molecule, and cluster interactions.


Yelin, Susanne F. [2017]
Harvard University
Citation: For pioneering theoretical work with quantum coherences, such as near-resonant nonlinear quantum optics, for work with hybrid systems, such as molecular and solid state materials, and for work with many-body and cooperative systems and super-radiance.


Zhang, Chuanwei [2017]
University of Texas at Dallas
Citation: For seminal contributions to theoretical research in ultracold atomic physics, including studies of spin-orbit coupled quantum gases, topological superfluids with Majorana or Weyl fermions, and Fulde-Ferrell superfluid states.