Nominate a Fellow
Nominations may be made at any time during the year, but only those received by the GSNP deadline, currently May 1, 2013 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.
APS Fellowship Information
APS Fellows Nominated by GSNP
Citation: For his contributions to a broad range of topics in non-equilibrium systems ranging from urban dynamics and complex networks to statistical mechanics of jammed matter, in particular, the elucidation of the random close packing state of granular matter
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Citation: For significant and innovative contributions to the physics of non-equilibrium and non-linear systems, including extinction in population dynamics, instabilities in granular gases, coarsening, and quantum chaos
University of Toronto
Citation: For innovative experimental work in nonlinear dynamics, pattern formation, and geophysical patterns, and significant public outreach
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For imaginative and insightful studies of the complexity of the natural environment, including problems of flow through porous media, geologic pattern formation, and the dynamics of Earth's carbon cycle, and for the development of discrete models of immiscible fluid mixtures
Citation: For significant contributions to the understanding of the statistical properties of granular materials, and their analogy to molecular systems
University of Notre Dame
Citation: For his contributions to the understanding the statistical physics of complex systems, in particular for his discoveries pertaining to the structure and dynamics of complex networks.