Deborah S. Jin

2016 Chair-Elect, Nominating Committee

Biographical SummaryDeborah S. Jin

Dr. Deborah S. Jin is a Fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and an adjoint professor of physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  She is a Fellow of JILA, which is a joint research institute of NIST and the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Jin received an A.B. in physics from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Chicago.

Jin is an experimental physicist whose research explores the behavior of atomic gases at ultracold temperatures.  She is known for her creation of the first ultracold gas of fermions and the realization of a superfluid of paired fermions.

She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.  Her other honors include the American Physical Society's Maria-Goeppert Mayer Award, a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship, the Service to America Medal: Science and Environment, the American Physical Society's I. I. Rabi Prize, the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics, Sigma Xi's William Proctor Prize for Scientific Achievement, a Department of Commerce Gold Medal, the L'Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Award for North America, and the National Academy of Sciences Comstock Prize.

Candidate's Statement
The American Physical Society is a great resource for our community and an important advocate for physics.  The institution's success is built on the willingness of many of its members to serve in various capacities.  If elected, I would work to identify and attract strong candidates for APS leadership roles.

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