APS Fellowship Information
APS Fellows Nominated by DAP
University of California, Santa Barbara
Citation: For his numerous pioneering contributions to stellar astrophysics including thermonuclear instabilities, propagating combustion fronts, gravitational wave phenomena, time domain astronomy, stellar explosions, asteroseismology, and the many ways that stars evolve and manifest themselves to observations.
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For his contributions to high-energy astrophysics, in particular the development of novel gamma-ray and X-ray instruments with a focus on spectroscopy.
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For contributions in advancing a complimentary experimental approach for studying dark matter by including cosmic gamma-rays and for contributions in developing new technologies for triggering and photo-detection.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Citation: For her discovery of high energy gamma-ray flares from the Crab nebula in Fermi data and her major contributions to the success of Fermi.
Citation: For advancing our understanding of the astrophysics of neutron stars by elucidating the relationship between anomalous X-ray pulsars, soft gamma-ray repeaters, and magnetars.
University of Pittsburgh
Citation: For landmark contributions to cosmology, including pioneering work on the use of CMB fluctuations for precision cosmology and pioneering work on the origin and detection of primordial gravitational waves.
University of Amsterdam
Citation: For fundamental contributions to our understanding of accreting compact objects on all scales, and in particular, for significant contributions to the question of formation of astrophysical jets in neutron stars and black holes.
Citation: For important contributions to observations of the cosmic microwave background and development of innovative instrumentation for millimeter-wave cosmology.
State University of New York, Stony Brook
Citation: For her pioneering contributions to our understanding of the long and short gamma-ray bursts, including the development of advanced models to describe their properties and environments, calculations of their particle and radiative emission, and innovative treatment of the time-dependent photoinization in the dusty environment around the bursts.
Citation: For her seminal contributions to the phenomenon of density fluctuations in theories of cosmic inflation.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For leadership of, and fundamental technical contributions to high precision measurements of the expansion history of the Universe by carrying out massive galaxy redshift surveys to detect baryon acoustic oscillations.
Citation: For her precision measurements of the absolute temperature, temperature anisotropy, and polarization of the CMB from the ground and a balloon, and for her development of novel coherent and bolometric instruments. The results of her pioneering research have led to the discovery of new clusters of galaxies, the kinetic SZ effect, and gravitational lensing of the CMB.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Citation: For his significant scientific contributions to the understanding of the physical mechanisms of high-energy astrophysical sources, especially the prompt emission and afterglows of cosmological gamma-ray bursts.