APS Fellowship

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Nominations may be made at any time during the year, but only those received by the GSNP deadline, currently Friday, May 30, 2014 will be considered for action in the same year. Nominations are submitted online.

Nominations on which no favorable action is taken are generally reconsidered the following year. Sponsors may, however, resubmit the nomination with updated supporting material prior to the deadline for the following year.

Each year, the GSNP Fellowship Committee will review nominations for APS Fellows and make recommendations to the APS. The total number of APS Fellows who may be elected in a given year is limited to one-half of one percent of the total APS membership. Therefore, the selection process is quite competitive, and sponsors should be aware of this when preparing nominations.

Nominators must ensure that the case they prepare for the Fellowship Committee is well documented, following the guidelines and requirements. In general, the Fellowship Committee looks for sustained contributions to the field over a period of time rather than a single, albeit brilliant, piece of research. Supporting letters which provide specific details about the candidate’s work, its impact, and the breadth of her/his contributions are particularly useful.

Gray arrow GSNP Deadline for APS Fellowship Nomination: Monday, May 30, 2016
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APS Fellows Nominated by GSNP  

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Kahng, Byungnam [2015]
Seoul National Univeristy
Citation: For contributions to understanding continuous and discontinuous transitions in percolation and their applications to memory devices, and work on fractality, random walks and spectral properties, avalanche dynamics, and synchronization in complex networks.

Pleimling, Michel [2015]
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Citation: For seminal and sustained contributions to computational statistical physics, specifically his investigations of complex systems far from thermal equilibrium, and in-depth understanding of non-equilibrium relaxation and physical aging phenomena.

Schwartz, Ira [2015]
Naval Research Laboratory
Citation: For the pioneering contributions to the understanding and development of topological insights into the dynamics, fluctuations, and control of strongly nonlinear physical and population systems.

Silber, Mary [2015]
Northwestern University
Citation: For contributions to bifurcation theory in the presence of symmetries, and its application to the theory of pattern selection in nonlinear, spatially extended, dissipative physical systems.

Zapperi, Stefano [2015]
University of Milan
Citation: For key contributions to the understanding of statistical properties of crackling noise in materials, including the theory of the Barkhausen effects in ferromagnets and the understanding of dislocation avalanches in microplasticity.