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: Thursday, June 1, 2017
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APS Fellows Nominated by GSNP  

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D'Souza, Raissa M. [2016]
University of California, Davis
Citation: For seminal contributions to the statistical physics of complex systems, including self-organization in jamming phenomena and cascades, abrupt percolation transitions, and interdependence in network systems.

Izrailev, Felix M. [2016]
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
Citation: For elucidation of ideas of classical and quantum chaos and their broad applications to many-body physics.

Porter, Mason [2016]
University of California, Los Angeles
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the development of new methods and applications in complex networks, including novel measures and techniques for the analysis of multilayer interconnected systems, and for work in nonlinear waves in granular crystals, optical media, and atomic Bose-Einstein condensates.

Rappel, Wouter-Jan [2016]
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For the innovative development and application of nonequilibrium physics methods to living and nonliving systems.

Selinger, Robin [2016]
Kent State University
Citation: For fundamental contributions in theory/simulation of morphology and microstructural evolution in materials, with applications in liquid crystals, nematic elastomers, lipid membranes, chiral symmetry breaking, and fracture/plasticity of crystalline solids, as well as for exceptional service and outreach.

Urbach, Jeffrey [2016]
Georgetown University
Citation: For pioneering experiments that illuminated the nonequilibrium statistical mechanics of thin granular layers.