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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Badnell, Nigel [2016]
University of Strathclyde
Citation: For pioneering work in the theory and computation of atomic collisional processes, especially dielectronic recombination, and for his contributions to astrophysics and magnetic fusion research.


Chantler, Christopher T. [2016]
University of Melbourne
Citation: For advances in the accurate measurement and understanding of photons and matter interaction in the X-ray regime.


Davis, Matthew [2016]
University of Queensland
Citation: For innovative theoretical studies of quantum gases, including the kinetics of condensate formation, vortex nucleation mechanisms, and development and application of classical field techniques.


Dudovich, Nirit [2016]
Weizmann Institute of Science
Citation: For pioneering new measurement schemes and control of attosecond processes, thus shedding new light on fundamental ultrafast phenomena.


Engels, Peter [2016]
Washington State University
Citation: For pioneering experimental studies in superfluid hydrodynamics and other work in Bose-Einstein condensation.


Gibson, George N. [2016]
University of Connecticut - Storrs
Citation: For deepening our understanding of molecules in strong fields.


Harris, Jack [2016]
Yale University
Citation: For pioneering experiments in optomechanics advancing the state-of-the art in optical manipulation of mechanical quantum motion, and in the measurement of circulating currents in mesoscopic normal metal rings.


Hu, Hui [2016]
Swinburne University of Technology
Citation: For advancing the understanding of strongly interacting ultracold fermions at the BEC-BCS crossover, including their universal structure and thermodynamic behavior, inhomogeneous superfluidity, and novel anisotropic and/or topological superfluidity in the presence of synthetic spin-orbit coupling.


Kitching, John [2016]
National Institute of Standards and Technology - Boulder
Citation: For pioneering the field of chip-scale atomic devices, and integrating new ideas from atomic and optical physics and microscale engineering to enable development of precision quantum-based microscale sensors for a broad range of quantities.


Lucchese, Robert [2016]
Texas A&M University
Citation: For his contributions to the theory, numerical treatment, and understanding of molecular photoionization processes, with seminal developments in body-frame scattering, molecular imaging, and strongfield rescattering.


Pfeifer, Thomas [2016]
Max-Planck-Instituteitut für Kernphysik
Citation: For seminal contributions to atomic and molecular dynamics and spectroscopy through the application of attosecond extreme ultraviolet pulses, especially the development of optical phase manipulation of spectral lines, Lorentz to Fano, which-way interference, and four wave mixing.


Raimond, Jean-Michel [2016]
The Kastler Brossel Laboratory - Département de Physique de l'Ecole
Citation: For pioneering contributions to Rydberg atom physics, that have helped illustrate basic concepts of quantum physics, explore the quantum to classical boundary, and open new routes in quantum information processing.


Regal, Cindy [2016]
University of Colorado Boulder
Citation: For observation of quantum radiation pressure noise on a macroscopic object, and establishing quantum control over individual neutral atoms.


Simon, Marc [2016]
Laboratoire de Chimie Physique
Citation: For frontier research on dynamics of deep-core photoexcitation and photoionization of isolated atoms and molecules with synchrotron radiation and free-electron laser sources.


Ubachs, Wim [2016]
Vrije University
Citation: For high precision laser spectroscopy of molecules and astronomical observations in search of varying constants and physics beyond the Standard Model of physics.


Zwierlein, Martin [2016]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For groundbreaking experiments with ultracold Fermi gases.