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: Friday, June 1, 2018
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APS Fellows Nominated by GSNP  

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Carroll, Thomas L. [2017]
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Citation: For research in nonlinear dynamics including experimental detection of transient chaos in magnetic spin-wave materials, synchronization of chaotic systems, applications of chaos to communications and radar, and the application of phase space techniques to signal analysis.


Girvan, Michelle [2017]
University of Maryland
Citation: For seminal contributions to the nonlinear and statistical physics of complex networks, including the characterization of network structures and dynamics, and interdisciplinary applications.


Hof, Bjoern [2017]
Institute of Science and Technology Austria
Citation: For innovative experiments illuminating the nonlinear structures within shear turbulence, providing a precise, quantitative characterization of the onset of turbulence in pipe and related flows.


O'Hern, Corey Shane [2017]
Yale University
Citation: For computational and theoretical studies elucidating the microstate statistics, protocol dependence, and structure of the configuration space of jammed packings.