APS Fellow Archive

The APS Fellow Archive contains records of many APS Fellows from 1921 to the present. Please note some Fellows may not be displayed or may display with limited information.

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Kaustubh Agashe [2021]
University of Maryland
Citation: For pioneering breakthroughs in holographic composite Higgs theory and phenomenology, and for inspiring numerous related experimental searches at the Large Hadron Collider.
Nominated by: DPF

Emilio Artacho [2021]
Nanogune, Ikerbasque (Spain) and U Cambridge (UK)
Citation: For developing the linear scaling SIESTA method, based on density-functional theory, which opened the path to study large condensed matter systems with affordable computational cost, and for pioneering work on developing and applying methods to study energy dissipation of swift ions in solids.
Nominated by: DCOMP

Kétévi Adiklè Assamagan [2021]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For significant contributions to experimental studies of the Standard Model Higgs boson and the search for new phenomena beyond the Standard Model using the Higgs boson as a tool, and for leading physics outreach in Africa including founding the African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications.
Nominated by: FIP

Faical Azaiez [2021]
National Research Foundation/iThemba LABS
Citation: For extraordinary leadership in experimental nuclear-structure physics, management of international research facilities, and promotion of science and education in developing countries.
Nominated by: FIP

Oliver K. Baker [2021]
Yale University
Citation: For leadership in the construction of the ATLAS TRT tracker and its use in innovative searches for new physics and new phenomena, including the use of the Higgs as a probe of the dark sector.
Nominated by: DPF

Stefan W. Ballmer [2021]
Syracuse University
Citation: For a critical role in the design and commissioning of the Advanced LIGO detectors and the scientific interpretation of their observations, for leadership in the development of third-generation gravitational-wave detectors, and mentoring of the next generation of gravitational-wave experimenters.
Nominated by: DGRAV

Arun Bansil [2021]
Northeastern University
Citation: For seminal theoretical contributions to the electronic structures, momentum densities, and spectroscopy of ordered and disordered materials, including the successful prediction of many new families of topological materials.
Nominated by: DMP

Denis Bartolo [2021]
ENS de Lyon
Citation: For pioneering experimental and theoretical contributions to the field of active matter.
Nominated by: GSNP

Dani S. Bassett [2021]
University of Pennsylvania
Citation: For significant contributions to the network modeling of the human brain, including dynamical changes caused by evolution, learning, aging, and disease.
Nominated by: DBIO

Larry R. Baylor [2021]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For experimental investigations in the physics of fueling magnetic fusion plasmas with hydrogenic pellets and the development and demonstration of pellet injection for use in the mitigation of edge localized modes and disruptions in fusion plasmas.
Nominated by: DPP

Pierre Berini [2021]
University of Ottawa
Citation: For foundational contributions to nanophotonics, particularly to the area of surface plasmons and their role in light-matter interaction, and for pioneering their use in waveguides, integrated plasmonic circuits, nonlinear optics, lasers, modulators, photodetectors, sensors and metasurfaces.
Nominated by: DLS

Antony N. Beris [2021]
University of Delaware
Citation: For groundbreaking contributions to the theory and computation of viscoelastic flows, specifically for an innovative nonequilibrium thermodynamics-based formalism for complex fluids, and for pioneering and insightful computational studies of viscoelastic instabilities and turbulent drag reduction.
Nominated by: DFD

Lydia Bieri [2021]
University of Michigan
Citation: For fundamental results on global existence of solutions of the Einstein field equations, and for many contributions to the understanding of gravitational wave memory.
Nominated by: DGRAV

Geoffrey A Blake [2021]
California Institute of Technology
Citation: For fundamental contributions to molecular astrophysics, initiating the detailed molecular study of many aspects of star and planetary formation, and for pioneering advances in the technology and application of terahertz spectroscopy.
Nominated by: DCP

Dave H.A. Blank [2021]
MESA+ Institute, University of Twente
Citation: For pioneering experimental contributions to the science, synthesis, and technology of transition metal oxides, including devices based on these functional materials.
Nominated by: FIAP

Daniel Bonn [2021]
Institute of Physics, University of Amsterdam
Citation: For significant contributions to the mechanics and flow stability of a wide range of simple and complex fluids, including granular fluids, yield-stress fluids, concentrated suspensions, emulsions, and polymer solutions, with particular applications to shear banding, droplets, and jets.
Nominated by: DFD

Dimitri Bourilkov [2021]
University of Florida
Citation: For advances in data intensive science using cutting edge computing infrastructure and for foundational contributions to the American Physical Society Topical Group on Data Science.
Nominated by: GDS

L. Bourouiba [2021]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For fundamental work in quantitatively elucidating the mechanisms of droplet impact and fragmentation, and for pioneering a new field at the intersection of fluid dynamics and transmission of respiratory and foodborne pathogens, with clear and tangible contributions to public health.
Nominated by: DFD

Eric Nathaniel Brown [2021]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For technical leadership in the physics of materials at high pressures and strain rates, for technical advances in the understanding of the mechanical behavior of polymers, and for sustained leadership and service to the American Physical Society and the shock physics community.
Nominated by: GSCCM

Jean Carlson [2021]
University of California Santa Barbara
Citation: For the development of mathematically rigorous, physics-based models of nonlinear and complex systems that have significantly impacted a broad range of fields including neuroscience, environmental science, and geophysics.
Nominated by: GSNP

Patrick Charbonneau [2021]
Duke University
Citation: For seminal contributions to the understanding of glassy materials, in particular the elucidation of the Gardner Transition and the use of dimensionality in computer simulation as a means to uncover universal features of the dynamics of supercooled liquids and glasses.
Nominated by: DCOMP

Jerry M. Chow [2021]
IBM Quantum
Citation: For seminal scientific contributions to the field of superconducting quantum computing, and for enabling quantum computing to a broad research audience via Cloud accessible devices.
Nominated by: DQI

Ibrahim I. Cissé [2021]
Max Planck Institute (MPI-IE Freiburg)
Citation: For elucidating the physical mechanisms governing RNA transcription by employing high resolution visualization of gene expression in living mammalian cells to understand cell fate decisions.
Nominated by: DBIO

Cristiano Ciuti [2021]
Université de Paris, France
Citation: For pioneering theoretical work on the quantum electrodynamics of strongly-coupled photons and electrons, and the dynamics of correlated quantum polariton superfluids.
Nominated by: DCMP

Aurora E. Clark [2021]
Washington State University
Citation: For developing innovative integrated methods from graph theory, topology, and geometry, to advance the study of complex solutions and their interfaces using molecular simulation.
Nominated by: DCOMP

Jason Clark [2021]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For high-precision mass measurements critical to the understanding of nucleosynthesis, and for development of improved techniques to enable such measurements.
Nominated by: DNP

Aashish Clerk [2021]
University of Chicago
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the theory of quantum optomechanical systems, quantum dissipation engineering, and other areas of quantum optics.
Nominated by: DAMOP

Kyle Cranmer [2021]
New York University
Citation: For the development of sophisticated statistical tools and concepts, and their application to the successful search for the Higgs boson and measurements of its properties.
Nominated by: DPF

Catherine Hirshfeld Crouch [2021]
Swarthmore College
Citation: For leadership in physics education research focused on promoting thoughtful use of interactive engagement for all students, and for making physics relevant to life science majors, as well as for supporting others through archiving of key resources, mentoring, and commitment to equity and inclusion in STEM.
Nominated by: GPER

Beth A. Cunningham [2021]
American Association of Physics Teachers
Citation: For efforts supporting teachers and educators in physics at all levels on a global level, and for significant contributions to the physics community in identifying areas of focus in physics education and for promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in physics learning.
Nominated by: FED

Andrew J. Daley [2021]
University of Strathclyde
Citation: For pioneering theoretical work on the boundary between quantum optics, many-body physics, and for experiments in both atomic, molecular, and optical physics and the solid state.
Nominated by: DAMOP

José María De Teresa [2021]
Instituto de Nanociencia y Materiales de Aragón (CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza)
Citation: For key contributions to the understanding of the magnetic and transport properties of ferromagnetic oxides, and of nanomaterials grown by focused electron/ion beam deposition.
Nominated by: DCMP

Michael Dennin [2021]
University of California, Irvine
Citation: For positively impacting educational policy at the national, state, and campus levels, and for work as an ambassador for physics through outstanding communication and popularization of the ideas and applicability of physics in numerous public forums, and through extensive media appearances.
Nominated by: FPS

Tilo Doeppner [2021]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering new regimes of warm dense matter experimental science from Mbar to Gbar pressures on high-energy lasers and light sources, relevant to understanding brown dwarf and white dwarf interiors and inertial confinement fusion science.
Nominated by: DPP

Christian Forssén [2021]
Chalmers University of Technology
Citation: For first-principles calculations of the structure of nuclei, especially near the drip-lines, and for the development of precision nuclear forces through innovative uses of statistical methods.
Nominated by: GFB

John Edison Foster [2021]
The University of Michigan
Citation: For contributions to improving fundamental understanding of transport across the span of low temperature plasmas, from space propulsion to plasma-liquid interfaces, and for translating that understanding to the development of technologies that benefit society.
Nominated by: DPP

Giuliano Franchetti [2021]
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
Citation: For broad, impactful advancements in the understanding of lattice resonances for the high intensity regime, and for exceptional leadership in the community.
Nominated by: DPB

Gerardo Herrera-Corral [2021]
Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN
Citation: For scientific leadership in the development of particle physics detectors for the ALICE experiment at CERN, for seminal contributions to expanding high energy physics activities in Mexico, and for broadly promoting science in the public domain there.
Nominated by: FIP

Lawrence Gibbons [2021]
Cornell University
Citation: For critical and creative contributions to data analysis, online and offline software, and innovative instrumentation design and implementation for executing precision measurements in flavor physics, particularly CKM matrix elements, and the muon anomalous magnetic moment.
Nominated by: DPF

Naomi S. Ginsberg [2021]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For the innovative development of spatiotemporally resolved imaging and spectroscopy methods, and for their use in elucidating energy transport in hierarchical and heterogeneous materials, as well as in the formation and transformation of said materials.
Nominated by: DCP

Alexander Golubov [2021]
University of Twente, The Netherlands
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the theory of multiband superconductivity, and the theory of superconducting hybrid and topological systems.
Nominated by: DCMP

Enrique D. Gomez [2021]
Pennsylvania State University
Citation: For innovative use of electron microscopy and tomography to elucidate transport in polymers for clean energy and water.
Nominated by: DPOLY

Adrian M. Gozar [2021]
Yale University
Citation: For seminal contributions to spectroscopic and transport studies of complex oxides.
Nominated by: DCMP

David Gracias [2021]
Johns Hopkins University
Citation: For the elucidation of fundamental concepts and the development of methods to self-fold bio-, micro-, and nanomaterials by mismatch strain, differential swelling, and capillary forces.
Nominated by: DMP

Laura Grego [2021]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Union of Concerned Scientists
Citation: For producing significant, highly influential technical and policy analyses of critical issues in international security and arms control, especially in the areas of missile defense, space weapons, and space security, and for sustained activities that have engaged and educated students, colleagues, policy makers, and the public about these issues.
Nominated by: FPS

Subhadeep Gupta [2021]
University of Washington
Citation: For outstanding contributions in the areas of ultracold quantum gas mixtures, atom optics, and atom interferometry.
Nominated by: DAMOP

Mohammad Hafezi [2021]
University of Maryland
Citation: For pioneering theoretical and experimental work in topological photonics and quantum synthetic matter.
Nominated by: DAMOP

Andrew F. Heckler [2021]
Ohio State University
Citation: For substantive contributions to research in physics education through the integration, application, and dissemination of the practices, constructs, and theoretical frameworks of cognitive science into high-quality scholarship advancing the field’s understanding of physics learning and teaching.
Nominated by: GPER

Thomas Hemmick [2021]
Stony Brook University
Citation: For leadership and innovation in developing new detector technologies for nuclear and particle physics, for teaching and mentoring new generations of physics students, and for important scientific contributions to the field of heavy ion physics.
Nominated by: DNP

Linda S Hirst [2021]
University of California, Merced
Citation: For fundamental experimental studies of the phases and dynamics of synthetic, biological, and biologically inspired membranes and liquid crystal materials.
Nominated by: DSOFT

Andrew Houck [2021]
Princeton University
Citation: For key contributions to the development and optimization of modern superconducting qubits, the advancement of circuit quantum electrodynamics as a platform for quantum information processing, and pioneering experimental work on quantum simulation of photonic many-body systems.
Nominated by: DQI

Christine Hrenya [2021]
University of Colorado at Boulder
Citation: For key advancements in the fundamental understanding of granular matter and multiphase systems via a combination of theory, experiments, and simulations.
Nominated by: DFD

Sungwoo Hwang [2021]
Samsung SDS
Citation: For pioneering contributions to and outstanding leadership in transforming physics research into industrial applications, with landmark achievements in semiconductor electronics.
Nominated by: FIAP

Maria Iavarone [2021]
Temple University
Citation: For outstanding and pioneering studies of spatially resolved electronic structure in broken symmetry states.
Nominated by: DCMP

Takeyasu Ito [2021]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For fundamental studies that led to the development of the world's most powerful ultracold neutron source, for its commissioning, and for its application to precision measurement of the neutron and its decay.
Nominated by: DNP

Kohei Itoh [2021]
Keio University
Citation: For pioneering research on silicon and diamond isotope engineering that radically accelerated the development of silicon quantum computers and diamond quantum sensors.
Nominated by: DQI

Mary B. James [2021]
Reed College
Citation: For outstanding contributions to improving access, inclusion, equity, and mentorship in physics, including as co-chair of the TEAM-UP Task Force, speaking at CUWiP conferences, and as Dean for Institutional Diversity at Reed College.
Nominated by: FPS

Liang Jiang [2021]
The University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
Citation: For innovative theoretical contributions opening new directions in quantum communication, computation, and metrology.
Nominated by: DAMOP

Clifford V. Johnson [2021]
University of Southern California
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the understanding of strongly coupled field theories and their implications for quantum gravity, black holes, and the physics of extended objects.
Nominated by: DPF

Gerceida E. Adams-Jones [2021]
New York University
Citation: For publically addressing inequities in science education in physics and astronomy through the development of curricular materials and community activities, particularly within inner-city communities.
Nominated by: FOEP

Matthew P. Juniper [2021]
University of Cambridge
Citation: For fundamental contributions to hydrodynamic and thermoacoustic stability, for physical insight into the nonlinear behavior of thermoacoustic systems, and for the application of linear stability methods and adjoint methods to wide-ranging engineering problems.
Nominated by: DFD

Helmut G. Katzgraber [2021]
Amazon Web Services
Citation: For seminal contributions to the development and application of computational methods for problems in statistical physics, especially spin glasses, for fundamental contributions to quantum computing, and forleadership in applying physics-inspired optimization methods in industry.
Nominated by: DCOMP

Gaurav Khanna [2021]
University of Rhode Island
Citation: For pioneering work in computational relativity, including innovative supercomputing techniques, computations of gravitational perturbations of black holes, gravitational waveforms from extreme mass-ratio binaries, classical black hole physics, and quantum gravity.
Nominated by: DGRAV

Jungsang Kim [2021]
Duke University
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the research, development, invention, and entrepreneurship in trapped ion-based quantum computing, large-scale optical switches, and gigapixel-scale cameras.
Nominated by: FIAP

Alexander Kramida [2021]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For developing highly effective methods for uncertainty quantification, and for the evaluation of atomic spectroscopic data and its efficient dissemination through the world’s most reliable atomic databases.
Nominated by: DAMOP

Peter Kuchment [2021]
Texas A&M University
Citation: For fundamental contributions to mathematical physics and inverse problems of medical imaging and homeland security.
Nominated by: DCMP

Aaron Gilad Kusne [2021]
National Institute of Standards & Technology
Citation: For pioneering work on applications of machine learning for automated delineation of materials phase diagrams, and for the development of novel physics-informed machine learning for closed-loop autonomous materials exploration and optimization.
Nominated by: GDS

François Légaré [2021]
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
Citation: For major contributions in ultrafast science, including time-resolved Coulomb explosion imaging of molecular dynamics, the advancement of high power infrared lasers for soft X-ray science, and for developing novel approaches for the generation, amplification, and characterization of ultrashort pulses.
Nominated by: DLS

David R. Leibrandt [2021]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For exceptional scientific creativity and leadership in designing and demonstrating a state-of-the-art trapped ion optical clock with the lowest reported clock systematic uncertainty of 0.94 x 10^{-18}, and for implementing novel clock comparisons.
Nominated by: GPMFC

Benjamin L. Lev [2021]
Stanford University
Citation: For groundbreaking experiments on quantum gases of lanthanide atoms with large magnetic dipole moments, theoretically proposing and experimentally demonstrating many body multimode cavity QED for many-body physics, and the demonstration of novel scanning quantum gas imaging of quantum materials.
Nominated by: DAMOP

Dov Levine [2021]
Technion
Citation: For contributions to the theory of quasicrystals, of granular flows, and of several dynamical phase transitions, including the prediction that absorbing-state phase transitions are hyperuniform at criticality.
Nominated by: DSOFT

Xiaosong Li [2021]
University of Washington
Citation: For seminal contributions to the development and application of time-dependent quantum theory and relativistic electronic structure theory.
Nominated by: DCP

Yury Litvinov [2021]
GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research
Citation: For outstanding contributions to precision experiments employing heavy-ion storage rings for cross-discipline research in the realm of nuclear structure, atomic physics and astrophysics, and especially for seminal works on radioactive decays of highly-charged nuclides.
Nominated by: DNP

Hong Liu [2021]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For new discoveries in string theory and the application of string theoretic methods to understanding quark-gluon plasma and its probes in heavy ion collisions, out-of-equilibrium dynamics and equilibration, non-Fermi liquids, black holes, quantum entanglement, and hydrodynamics.
Nominated by: DPF

Alberto Loarte [2021]
ITER Organization
Citation: For seminal contributions to the understanding of phenomena controlling thermal and particle fluxes to material surfaces in magnetically confined systems including plasma detachment, edge-localized modes, and their control.
Nominated by: DPP

Andrew R. Lupini [2021]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For groundbreaking contributions to the fields of electron microscopy and aberration-correction in scanning transmission electron microscopy and for the development of new image and spectroscopy capabilities, higher-resolution, and better sensitivity to atomic-resolution imaging and spectroscopy.
Nominated by: GIMS

Tammy Ma [2021]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding scientific contributions and leadership in the field of intense laser-matter interactions and inertial fusion energy science.
Nominated by: DPP

Kin Fai Mak [2021]
Cornell University
Citation: For the discovery of new electronic properties and phases of matter in 2D materials.
Nominated by: DMP

Jamie L. Manson [2021]
Eastern Washington University
Citation: For the elegant application of quantum-mechanical principles to the design, synthesis, and measurement of new magnetic materials with desirable properties, and for encouraging the involvement of undergraduate students in the highest levels of material discovery.
Nominated by: GMAG

Christina Markert [2021]
University of Texas, Austin
Citation: For scientific leadership of experimental studies of hadronic resonances and their role as probes of the dynamics of relativistic heavy-ion collisions and chiral symmetry restoration in deconfined QCD matter.
Nominated by: GHP

Christopher L. Martin [2021]
The Kavli Foundation
Citation: For a broad range of contributions to science, including supporting South Pole winter overs, service as a AAAS Legislative Fellow in the US Congress, initiating influential futures meetings in astrophysics and neuroscience, nurturing Kavli Institutes, and advocating for equitable global science.
Nominated by: FPS

Lane W. Martin [2021]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For seminal contributions to the science of ferroelectrics.
Nominated by: DMP

Alan J. H. McGaughey [2021]
Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Citation: For significant contributions to the development and advancement of theoretical and computational methods for the determination and fundamental understanding of thermal conductivity.
Nominated by: DMP

Maura McLaughlin [2021]
West Virginia University
Citation: For outstanding contributions to radio astronomy, particularly techniques of pulsar timing, for leadership of the NANOGrav collaboration to detect long-wavelength gravitational waves via sustained pulsar timing observations, and for remarkable efforts in physics education and public outreach.
Nominated by: DAP

Zia Mian [2021]
Princeton University
Citation: For promoting global nuclear risk reduction and disarmament through academic research, public speaking, technical and popular writing, and organizing efforts.
Nominated by: FPS

Arlene Modeste Knowles [2021]
American Institute of Physics
Citation: For decades of advocacy, mentorship, and exemplary work to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in physics, so that marginalized students can thrive.
Nominated by: FDI

Nathan A. Moody [2021]
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For fundamental developments in material physics methods to protect and enhance the ruggedness and performance of photocathodes and materials surfaces critical to particle accelerators.
Nominated by: DPB

Yamir Moreno [2021]
University of Zaragoza, Spain
Citation: For seminal contributions to interdisciplinary aspects of statistical and nonlinear physics in the areas of complex systems and networks, including spreading and synchronization dynamics, as well as for leadership in community building.
Nominated by: GSNP

Lowell Morgan [2021]
Kinema Research & Software LLC
Citation: For the development and application of innovative and state-of-the-art, low-temperature plasma modeling software for industrial applications, including micro-electronics, nanotechnology, and pollution control, as well as for understanding naturally-occurring and artificially-stimulated plasma discharges.
Nominated by: FIAP

Swagato Mukherjee [2021]
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Citation: For seminal work employing ab initio lattice quantum chromodynamics (QCD) to uncover fundamental information on the QCD phase diagram at finite temperatures and baryon density, and for the creative use of these methods to provide limits on the location of the critical point in heavy-ion collisions.
Nominated by: GHP

Salah Obayya [2021]
Center for Photonics and Smart Materials (CPSM), Zewail City of Science and Technology, Egypt
Citation: For outstanding research contributions and leadership in physics, especially for innovative and fundamental contributions to computational photonics and its applications, with a strong emphasis on photonics research and education for African women.
Nominated by: FIP

Chad Orzel [2021]
Union College
Citation: For informing the public about physics with an approachable and accessible style, through social media and the publication of popular books that provide insight into physics and science.
Nominated by: FOEP

Valerie K Otero [2021]
University of Colorado Boulder
Citation: For the creation and broad dissemination of innovative physics curricular materials, pioneering contributions to physics teacher education and professional development, and for the development, implementation, and wide dissemination of the Learning Assistant Model across diverse institutions.
Nominated by: FED

Hanhee Paik [2021]
IBM Quantum
Citation: For pioneering a novel superconducting qubit architecture that catalyzed the commercialization of superconducting quantum computing, and for contributions to advance quantum computing research in the industry.
Nominated by: FIAP

Christos Panagopoulos [2021]
Nanyang Technological University
Citation: For fundamental contributions in controlling magnetism at the atomic scale, and for understanding the ground state of unconventional superconductors through the design of novel materials architectures and measurement methods.
Nominated by: GMAG

Casey Papovich [2021]
Texas A&M University
Citation: For innovation and leadership in the physics of galaxy formation and evolution, and for critical contributions in methods to understand the stellar content and formation histories of distant galaxies using ultraviolet, optical, and infrared measurements.
Nominated by: DAP

Moon Jeong Park [2021]
Pohang University of Science and Technology
Citation: For creative and insightful experiments to elucidate the roles of molecular architecture and self-assembled nanostructure on the electrical, ion transport, and mechanical properties of charged polymers.
Nominated by: DPOLY

Joel R. Parriott [2021]
American Astronomical Society
Citation: For sustained, influential public policy work supporting, mentoring, and generating community-based input to scientific decision-making at the national level.
Nominated by: FPS

Thomas Peacock [2021]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For pioneering investigations into the dynamics of internal waves and internal tides in the ocean using imaginative laboratory experiments and field studies, for the identification of Lagrangian coherent structures in turbulent flow, and the application of fluid mechanics to deep-sea mining.
Nominated by: DFD

Katherine K Perkins [2021]
University of Colorado Boulder
Citation: For profound contributions to physics education through the vision and leadership of the PhET project, resulting in the creation of many high-quality interactive simulations for teaching physics to hundreds of millions of students and teachers globally.
Nominated by: FED

Kristin A. Persson [2021]
University of California, Berkeley
Citation: For leadership and vision in the field of data-driven materials design, and for pioneering work on the Materials Project.
Nominated by: DCOMP

Charles C. Polly [2021]
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding leadership of the Fermilab Muon g-2 experiment, resulting in the most precise determination of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon.
Nominated by: DPF

Vivek M. Prabhu [2021]
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Citation: For fundamental insight into the chain conformation, structure, phase separation, and interfaces of polyelectrolytes enabled by light and neutron scattering methods.
Nominated by: DPOLY

Soren Prestemon [2021]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For multiple, significant contributions to the research and development of high performance resistive, permanent magnet, and superconducting magnet systems for science applications from light-sources to high-energy physics.
Nominated by: DPB

Geoff Pryde [2021]
Griffith University
Citation: For pioneering developments and advancements in photonic quantum information science, photonic entanglement-enhanced metrology, loss-tolerant quantum protocols for entanglement distribution, and the study of quantum correlations and quantum measurement.
Nominated by: DQI

Qing Qin [2021]
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
Citation: For scientific leadership in several collider and light source projects in China, including BEPCII, HEPS and CEPC, and for promoting global collaboration in accelerator physics.
Nominated by: FIP

Anna M. Quider [2021]
Northern Illinois University
Citation: For stellar leadership in science policy and advocacy, and for promoting and mentoring early-career physicists.
Nominated by: FPS

Srinivas Raghu [2021]
Stanford University
Citation: For fundamental theoretical studies of the emergent properties of quantum materials, particularly for developing controlled field theoretic approaches to such problems.
Nominated by: DCMP

Venkatachalam Ramaswamy [2021]
NOAA, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering research on radiative transfer in the climate system, especially regarding the impacts of anthropogenic changes in carbon dioxide and ozone on stratospheric dynamics, and the effects of aerosols on tropospheric temperatures and the hydrological cycle.
Nominated by: GPC

Ainissa Ramirez [2021]

Citation: For innovative and sustained efforts to share and communicate the excitement of physics and materials science with the general public through popular science books, print media articles, on-line videos, and television, radio and podcast appearances and public lectures.
Nominated by: FOEP

Claudia Ratti [2021]
University of Houston
Citation: For outstanding contributions to understanding the thermodynamic properties of quantum chromodynamics matter and subsequent connecting lattice results with experimental data.
Nominated by: DNP

Paul E Reimer [2021]
Argonne National Laboratory
Citation: For important experimental insight into the structure of the proton, most notably in using the Drell-Yan reaction to measure the flavor dependence of the sea of antiquarks in the proton.
Nominated by: DNP

Peter W. A. Roming [2021]
Southwest Research Institute
Citation: For fundamental contributions in UV observations of gamma-ray bursts and core collapse supernovae, and leadership of the first rapid follow-up instrument of UV transients: the UV/Optical Telescope on Swift.
Nominated by: DAP

Steven James Rose [2021]
Imperial College London
Citation: For significant contributions to the understanding of the atomic and radiation physics of high energy density plasmas in both laboratory and astrophysical settings.
Nominated by: DPP

Matthew S. Rosen [2021]
MGH/Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Citation: For seminal contributions to medical imaging through the development and commercialization of low field human MRI scanners, for the development of automated transform by manifold approximation (AUTOMAP), for a general AI-based image reconstruction framework, and for unique spin hyperpolarization techniques.
Nominated by: GMED

Todd Satogata [2021]
Jefferson Lab
Citation: For outstanding experimental and theoretical contributions to the understanding of the dynamics of ions and polarized beams in colliders and recirculators, and for extraordinary leadership in improving accelerator physics education and curriculum development.
Nominated by: DPB

Monika Schleier-Smith [2021]
Stanford University
Citation: For pioneering experimental and theoretical contributions to quantum measurements and quantum simulation with ultracold atoms.
Nominated by: DAMOP

Piet O. Schmidt [2021]
PTB
Citation: For the development of quantum logic spectroscopy techniques and their application in pioneering high precision measurements of optical transitions in atoms, molecules, and highly charged ions.
Nominated by: GPMFC

Jörg Schumacher [2021]
Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
Citation: For spectacular work advancing the state-of-the-art simulations and a better understanding of turbulent flows, including convection, passive scalars, cloud microphysics, and universality of transition to turbulence.
Nominated by: DFD

Alice Shapley [2021]
University of California, Los Angeles
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the study of key processes in galaxy formation and evolution based on the rest-ultraviolet and rest-optical spectra of distant galaxies observed during the epoch of peak star formation in the Universe.
Nominated by: DAP

Amy Q. Shen [2021]
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
Citation: For contributions to our understanding of bifurcations and instabilities in flows of complex fluids at small length scales, and for the design of ingenious microfluidic experiments.
Nominated by: DFD

Kyle M. Shen [2021]
Cornell University
Citation: For angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy studies of quantum materials, and particularly for pioneering the investigation of thin films grown by molecular-beam epitaxy, enabling studies of new systems including heterostructures, materials under epitaxial strain, and atomically thin materials.
Nominated by: DMP

Steinn Sigurðsson [2021]
The Pennsylvania State University
Citation: For contributions to theoretical astrophysics, including work on compact object binaries and the dynamical evolution dense stellar system, gravitational radiation sources, and aspects of extrasolar planets.
Nominated by: DAP

Michelle Yvonne Simmons [2021]
University of New South Wales
Citation: For inventing a radical technology for building atomic-scale devices, and for pioneering their use in the creation of precision atom qubits in silicon.
Nominated by: DQI

Maksim Skorobogatiy [2021]
Polytechnique Montréal
Citation: For pioneering contributions to guided optics and photonics in the visible, mid-infrared and far-infrared spectral ranges.
Nominated by: FIAP

Fernando Sols [2021]
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Citation: For fundamental contributions to a broad range of condensed matter physics problems, including quantum transport, superconductivity, quantum gases, and graphene plasmonics.
Nominated by: DCMP

Jeff Sonier [2021]
Simon Fraser University
Citation: For pioneering work in precise measurements of fundamental length scales in type-II superconductors and contributions to investigations of magnetism in unconventional superconductors using muon spin rotation techniques.
Nominated by: DCMP

Artemisia Spyrou [2021]
Michigan State University
Citation: For studies using total absorption spectroscopy and the beta-Oslo technique to determine neutron-capture rates for astrophysical modeling, and for dedication to communicating science to the general public.
Nominated by: DNP

Michael Swisdak [2021]
University of Maryland
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the understanding of magnetic reconnection, including diamagnetic effects, locating regions with a pressure agyrotropy, and applications of reconnection at the boundary of the heliosphere.
Nominated by: DPP

Gil Travish [2021]
ViBo Health
Citation: For contributions to the development of advanced accelerators, radiation production from charged particle beams, and for translating this research into applications in medical imaging and 3D tomosynthesis x-ray sources.
Nominated by: FIAP

Tommaso Treu [2021]
University of California, Los Angeles
Citation: For leading contributions to a precise determination of the expansion rate of the universe and the understanding of dark matter based on observations of gravitationally-lensed systems, and to the studies of cosmic reionization and the co-evolution of galaxies and supermassive black holes.
Nominated by: DAP

Christy S. Tyberg [2021]
IBM Quantum
Citation: For leadership in scaling superconducting quantum hardware through wafer-level microfabrication and advanced packaging.
Nominated by: FIAP

Arpita Upadhyaya [2021]
University of Maryland, College Park
Citation: For contributions to understanding mechanisms of biological force generation and how these forces enable immune cells to respond to the physical properties of their environment, bearing insights into the complex and biomedically crucial mechanisms of T cell and B cell activation.
Nominated by: DBIO

Bernhard Urbaszek [2021]
LPCNO INSA-CNRS-UPS Toulouse, France
Citation: For sustained and significant contributions to the physics of light-charge-spin interactions in low-dimensional materials, particularly epitaxial quantum dot structures, and also novel monolayer semiconductors.
Nominated by: DCMP

Martin van Hecke [2021]
University Leiden / AMOLF
Citation: For leading work in the field of jammed and disordered systems, and for pioneering the field of programmable mechanical metamaterials.
Nominated by: DSOFT

Jacobus Verbaarschot [2021]
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook University
Citation: For the development of random-matrix theory methods and their applications in atomic nuclei and in nonperturbative quantum chromodynamics.
Nominated by: DNP

Madeline Wade [2021]
Kenyon College
Citation: For important contributions to and leadership of the low-latency calibration of LIGO data that played a vital role in the discovery of gravitational waves, of the electromagnetic follow-up of gravitational wave transients, and to multimessenger astronomy with GW170817.
Nominated by: DGRAV

Yau W. Wah [2021]
University of Chicago
Citation: For leadership in the experimental study of rare neutral kaon decays, in particular, the search for KL to pi0 nu nu-bar, the so-called “golden mode” of rare kaon decays.
Nominated by: DPF

Aleksandra M Walczak [2021]
CNRS
Citation: For insightful theoretical work on the physics of genetic networks, collective animal behavior, and especially the origins and functionality of antibody diversity, thus setting an agenda for a generation.
Nominated by: DBIO

Jigang Wang [2021]
Iowa State University
Citation: For discoveries of coherent excitations and out-of-equilibrium topological and magnetic phenomena, and especially of light-induced Weyl and Dirac semimetals and Higgs modes in iron-based superconductors.
Nominated by: DCMP

YuHuang Wang [2021]
University of Maryland, College Park
Citation: For distinguished contributions to the fundamental chemical physics of single-walled carbon nanotubes and its applications, notably the development of molecularly tunable fluorescent quantum defects for photoactuated imaging, sensing, and patterning.
Nominated by: DCP

Alan Eli Willner [2021]
University of Southern California
Citation: For contributions to the basic and applied science of spatially structured beams carrying orbital-angular-momentum, including multiplexing, light-matter interactions, and complex modal superpositions.
Nominated by: DLS

Gillian Wilson [2021]
University of California Riverside
Citation: For pioneering techniques and significant contributions to clusters of galaxies, massive galaxies and cosmology, as well as for sustained leadership in research administration, broadening participation and outreach.
Nominated by: DAP

Lindley Winslow [2021]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For leadership in the search for axion-like particles that may be dark matter candidates, and for the establishment of the groundbreaking ABRACADABRA detector for this search, and also for valuable detector development for the field of neutrinoless double beta decay.
Nominated by: DPF

Mingzhong Wu [2021]
Colorado State University
Citation: For seminal and sustained contributions to the understanding of spintronic phenomena in thin-film magnetic insulators and topological materials, and in nonlinear magneto-dynamics.
Nominated by: GMAG

Matthieu Wyart [2021]
EPFL
Citation: For seminal contributions to the understanding of amorphous materials and their rigidity transitions.
Nominated by: DSOFT

Hongjun Xiang [2021]
Fudan University
Citation: For elucidating microscopic mechanisms in novel magnets, ferroelectrics, and multiferroics, and for developing new theoretical models and computational methods to study these materials.
Nominated by: DCOMP

Xueqiao Xu [2021]
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Citation: For wide-ranging contributions to the understanding of the tokamak edge, including edge pedestal stability and the onset and evolution of edge localized modes and for leading the development of edge simulation models and codes.
Nominated by: DPP

Wanli Yang [2021]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering a groundbreaking methodology and characterization technique for soft x-ray instrumentation at an unprecedented level of sensitivity and accuracy.
Nominated by: GERA

Hong Yao [2021]
Tsinghua University
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the theory of quantum phases of matter, novel quantum critical phenomena, and their realization in quantum materials.
Nominated by: DCMP

Bilge Yildiz [2021]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For innovative contributions to understanding and manipulating ionic defects and charge transport at electro-chemo-mechanically coupled oxide interfaces and devices.
Nominated by: DMP

Yu Dapeng [2021]
Southern University of Science and Technology
Citation: For contributions to understanding the physics in low-dimensional quantum materials, such as 1D semiconductor quantum wires, 2D Dirac atomic single crystals (graphene-boron nitride), and discoveries of novel effects by tuning properties of quantum materials via opto/electrical, magnetic, and mechanical fields.
Nominated by: DCMP

Huiqiu Yuan [2021]
Zhejiang University
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the research areas of unconventional superconductivity, quantum criticality, topological materials with strong electronic correlations, and superconductors with broken inversion/time-reversal symmetry.
Nominated by: DCMP

Sam Zeller [2021]
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding contributions and intellectual leadership in developing the understanding of GeV neutrino interactions and their importance for past, current, and future neutrino oscillation experiments.
Nominated by: DPF

Bei Zeng [2021]
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Citation: For pioneering work and contributions in quantum information science (QIS), including error correction and fault-tolerance, many-body entanglement, quantum tomography, quantum marginals, and QIS applications in quantum matter, and for her long-term contribution to QIS services and education.
Nominated by: DQI