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.

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Carpenter, Michael P [2017]
Argone National Laboratory
Citation: For many contributions to experimental nuclear structure physics in a range of topics including: the discovery and characterization of superdeformation in the Hg region, octupole correlations in actinide nuclei, and shape coexistence in nuclei near N=40, and his applications of large Ge detector arrays in conjunction with ancillary detectors for characterization of the nuclei under study.


Firestone, Richard Brian [2017]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For contributions to nuclear data evaluation, including the 8th Edition of the Table of Isotopes, his work in capture gamma ray spectroscopy that has improved our knowledge of nuclear level densities and photon strengths, and for his application of nuclear techniques to biology and planetary science.


Kasen, Daniel N [2017]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For leadership in developing predictive theories and models of supernova light curves and spectra, impacting our understanding of the width-luminosity relation in Type Ia supernova, the transient optical and IR signals from neutron star mergers, supernova explosion mechanisms, and nucleosynthesis.


Kawano, Toshihiko [2017]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For significant contributions to the development of nuclear reaction theories in low-energy physics, their implementation in widely used nuclear reaction codes and their application to the production of evaluated nuclear data for neutron transport simulations for basic and applied science.


Kovner, Alex [2017]
University of Connecticut
Citation: For ground-breaking contributions to the physics of strong interactions in high energy hadronic and nuclear collisions, including high parton densities and gluon saturation.


Kruecken, Reiner [2017]
TRIUMF & University of British Columbia
Citation: For use of gamma-ray spectroscopy techniques to advance the understanding of the evolution of collectivity and shell structure in nuclei, from the phenomena of super-deformation and magnetic rotation to probing magic numbers, shape-transitions and shape-coexistence.


Nouicer, Rachid [2017]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For his role in the discovery of the Quark Gluon Plasma at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, using particle multiplicity density and heavy quark measurements in the PHOBOS and PHENIX detectors, with leading contributions to the silicon tracker design, construction, and operation and data analyses.


Sichtermann, Ernst Paul [2017]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For leadership and contributions to the understanding of nucleon spin at RHIC and to the efforts on a future electron ion collider.


Steinberg, Peter [2017]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding scientific contributions in the PHOBOS experiment at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and the ATLAS experiment at the large hadron collider regarding the effect of geometry on observables in high-energy nuclear collisions and to the development of tools and techniques for characterizing the geometry of these collisions.


Zegers, Remco G.T. [2017]
Michigan State University
Citation: For his study of spin and isospin excitations of atomic nuclei, and the implications of such excitations to our understanding of fundamental properties of nuclei, neutrinos, and astrophysical processes.