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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California Institute of Technology

Citation: For numerous and crucial contributions to the improvement of the sensitivity and performance of the Initial, Enhanced and Advanced LIGO detectors, and the design and development of gravitational-wave detectors beyond Advanced LIGO, and to the mentoring of a new generation of scientists.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Brown University

Citation: For contributions to understanding the potential quantum mechanical origins of the cosmological constant and for exploring consequences and observational signatures of fundamental symmetry violations in the gravitational sector.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Citation: For his leading contributions to quantum field theory in an inflationary universe, to our understanding of cosmic strings, and to gravitational-wave phenomenology and detection.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Wake Forest University

Citation: "For significant contributions to the understanding of quantum field theory in curved spacetime applied to black hole and cosmological spacetimes."

Nominated by: DGRAV

Pennsylvania State University

Citation: For his various contributions to classical and quantum gravitational physics, in particular the new canonical variables and the development of rigorous techniques for the quantization of gravity and other non-Abelian field theories.

Nominated by: DGRAV

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Citation: For groundbreaking contributions in gravitational-wave simulations of binary black holes and other numerous contributions in gravitational-wave data analysis in support of future space-based gravitational wave mission, such as LISA.

Nominated by: DGRAV

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

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Citation: For extraordinary leadership in commissioning the Advanced LIGO detectors, improving their sensitivity through implementation of squeezed light, and enhancing the operation of the gravitational wave detector network through joint run planning between LIGO and Virgo.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Bowdoin College

Citation: For numerous contributions to numerical relativity and computational astrophysics, including initial data algorithms and codes for binary compact stars, co-development of the BSSN formulation of Einstein's field equations, and the involvement of undergraduate students in forefront research.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Oakland University

Citation: For her pioneering contributions to global issues in classical general relativity, particularly the analysis of the nature of cosmological singularities, and for founding the Topical Group on Gravitation of the APS.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Mississippi

Citation: For important contributions to theoretical gravitational-wave physics, including quasi-normal modes of black holes, tests of alternative theories, the links between analytic and numerical relativity, and the astrophysics of merging black holes.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Charles University

Citation: For advanced research in general relativity and gravitation, and for his leadership in the gravitational physics community, especially in Eastern Europe.

Nominated by: DGRAV

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

University of Western Australia

Citation: For many significant and innovative contributions to gravitational wave science and education, ranging from the NIOBE bar detector to investigations of instabilities in interferometers and the establishment of the Gravity Discovery Center.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Citation: For pioneering contributions to gravitational-wave physics and the search for gravitational waves, and

for studies that deepened our understanding of singularities and of critical collapse.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Loyola University

Citation: For developing the Brans-Dicke Scalar-tensor gravitational theory alternative to Einstein's general relativity.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Syracuse University

Citation: For leadership in all aspects of the search for gravitational wave signals from compact binary coalescences, including algorithms, waveform templates, pipelines, statistical interpretation, and connection with general relativity and astrophysics.

Nominated by: DGRAV

North Carolina State University

Citation: For his contributions to classical and quantum general relativity, in particular for the discovery

of a quasi-local expression for the energy density, and the discovery of a central charge in the

Poisson algebra of symmetries of 2+1 dimensional asymptotically Anti-deSitter spacetimes.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Citation: For important contributions to numerical relativity, including the development of preeminent techniques for the numerical modeling of black holes and neutron stars, as well as pioneering simulations of compact binary mergers.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Maryland

Citation: For revolutionizing our understanding of quantum optical noise in interferometric gravitational-wave detectors (with Chen), creating the EOB approach to 2-body dynamics (with Damour), and leading the creation of template families for searches for gravitational waves from compact binaries.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Georgia Institute of Technology

Citation: For leadership of the gravitational-wave data analysis and astrophysics efforts of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, including work connecting numerical modeling of sources to observations with the LIGO, Virgo, and GEO detectors.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Rochester Institute of Technology

Citation: For groundbreaking work on numerical simulations of binary black hole spacetimes, and for explorations using these simulations of interesting physical effects such as "superkicks" and spin-driven orbital dynamics.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of California, Davis

Citation: For contributions to black hole physics and to gravity in 2+1 dimensions.

Nominated by: DGRAV

California Institute of Technology

Citation: For major contributions to our understanding of quantum noise in gravitational wave interferometers, for inventing the double optical spring, and for formulating a vision for experimental research on macroscopic quantum mechanics.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of British Columbia

Citation: For the discovery of critical gravitational collapse.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Citation: For developing the point-splitting regularization technique in quantum field theory in curved spacetime and for finding the structure of the gravitational trace anomaly and its relationship to Hawking radiation.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Montana State University

Citation: For pioneering work in cosmology and gravitational-wave science, including the characterization of the topology of our universe, and the development of techniques for studying gravitational-wave sources with space-based low-frequency gravitational-wave detectors.

Nominated by: DGRAV

California Institute of Technology

Citation: For extraordinary engineering leadership in the construction of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Laboratory and the Advanced LIGO Detectors.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Citation: For pioneering contributions to gravitational-wave physics including the development and implementation of search algorithms within LIGO, estimation of rates of astrophysical signals, and the developing methods to measure the equation of state of neutron stars.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Citation: For pioneering contributions to gravitational-wave science, including the astrophysics of anticipated sources and the scientific potential of current and planned gravitational-wave detectors.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Florida

Citation: For his many and varied contributions to gravitational physics, which include the computation of black-hole quasinormal modes, the elucidation of pulsar timing to measure gravitational waves, and foundational contributions to the gravitational self-force.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Inter University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics

Citation: "For foundational contributions to the theoretical underpinnings of gravitational wave detection, especially in data analysis techniques, and for the development of India's gravitational wave community leading to LIGO-India."

Nominated by: DGRAV

Oregon State University

Citation: For his contributions to the theory of general relativity, which include investigations of light-like surface layers and the physics of signature change.

Nominated by: DGRAV

California Institute of Technology

Citation: For his fundamental experiment to test the isotropy of space, and for his pioneering contributions to laser interferometry as a tool for gravitational-wave detection.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Citation: For pioneering work in numerical relativity including early added examples of critical collapse; contributions in astrophysics including tidal disruption, eclipsing pulsars, and the constrained transport algorithm in magnetohydrodynamics; and work on the gravitational self-force.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Citation: For critical contributions to the development of advanced gravitational-wave detectors, as well as for developing techniques to enable further improvements in detector sensitivity, and for leading community efforts to design future large-scale ground-based detectors.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Stanford University

Citation: For his pioneering role as scientist, visionary, and leader in the development and successful operation of Gravity Probe B, a mission to measure the general relativistic dragging of inertial frames by the rotating Earth.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Cornell University

Citation: In recognition of his contributions to gravitational physics, ranging from the physics of gravitational waves and their detection, to the astrophysics of neutron stars, and to cosmology and quantum gravity.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Tufts University

Citation: For pioneering contributions to quantum field theory in flat and curved spacetime.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Michigan

Citation: For pioneering work on the theories of inflation, dark matter, and dark energy.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Oregon

Citation: For leadership in several areas leading to gravitational wave detection, including the effects of environmental influences on the LIGO detectors and the searches for gravitational waves associated with astrophysical events, most notably gamma-ray bursts.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Citation: For fundamental contributions to the theory of rotating stars, to topological aspects of general relativity, and to quantum gravity.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Citation: For his pioneering achievements in optical metrology at the quantum limit and their application to gravitational wave detection.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory Livingston Observatory

Citation: For his contributions to gravitational-wave physics, in particular the commissioning of the advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory detector that observed GW140914.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Texas A&M University

Citation: For laying foundations for quantum field theory in curved spacetime, and for working to maximize communication between physics and mathematics, and between subfields of each.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Oakland University

Citation: For his numerous contributions to a wide variety of topics in relativity and semiclassical gravity.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Louisiana State University

Citation: For his contributions to gravitational wave physics, in particular key aspects of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO).

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of California, Santa Barbara

Citation: For his wide ranging contributions to gravitational physics at its intersection with elementary particle physics, especially his work on the quantum properties of black holes in the universe and in accelerators

Nominated by: DGRAV

Louisiana State University

Citation: For her experimental contributions to the field of gravitational wave detection, her leadership in the analysis of LIGO data for gravitational wave signals, and for her skill in communicating the excitement of physics to students and the public.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Caltech

Citation: For leadership in establishing the concept for Advanced LIGO, the development of ultra-stable high-power solid-state lasers, high-reflectivity low-thermal-noise mirrors, and other essential optical components necessary for gravitational wave detectors.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Chicago

Citation: For contributions to relativistic cosmology including the effect of gravitational lensing of distant SNe on measuring cosmic distances, the use of standard sirens to precisely determine cosmic distances, and his significant role in LIGO discovery of gravitational waves.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of California, Santa Barbara

Citation: Gary Horowit'z precise insights have illuminated both the general properties of Einstein's classical general theory of relativity and the nature of string theory quantum gravity.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Glasgow

Citation: For his pivotal role in devising and developing the necessary implementing technologies for gravitational wave detection.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Maryland

Citation: For fundamental contributions to quantum field theory in curved spacetime, quantum processes in the early universe, and nonequilibrium statistical field theory applied to gravity and cosmology.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Citation: For pioneering work in gravitational wave physics including modeling the waveforms of extreme mass-ratio inspirals, developing a framework for testing black hole spacetimes, and showing how gravitational waves can be used to study structure formation and measure cosmological parameters

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Oregon

Citation: For his pioneering work on global issues in general relativity and for his contributions to the field.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Raman Research Institute

Citation: For his important contributions to gravitational theory, in particular the post-Newtonian approximation and equations of motion, his outstanding leadership in creating the gravitational wave community in India through the IndIGO consortium, and his key role in the LIGO-India initiative

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Maryland

Citation: For pioneering work on spin-connection formulations of gravitational dynamics, black hole thermodynamics, and the possible role of the microstructure of spacetime in black hole physics and high energy particle physics.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Massachusetts

Citation: For his influential work on a broad span of topics in gravitational physics, ranging from the formal definition of conserved quantities in General Relativity through new exact black hole solutions all the way to brane architectures relevant for string theory.

Nominated by: DGRAV

LIGO Hanford Observatory, California Institute of Technology

Citation: For key contributions to LIGO commissioning, calibration, and detector sensitivity, leading to the first detection of gravitational waves, and for leadership in O2 and O3 LIGO/Virgo observation runs to rapidly vet gravitational wave candidates for EM follow-up.

Nominated by: DGRAV

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

Cornell University

Citation: For major contributions to the development of numerical relativity by being a principal author of the Spectral Einstein Code (SpEC), and also for contributions to the post-Newtonian theory of spinning bodies.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Florida

Citation: For pioneering the development of coherent algorithms for experimental searches of gravitational waves using ground-based detectors, and outstanding contributions to the most sensitive searches for burst-like gravitational wave signals with the LIGO and VIRGO detectors

Nominated by: DGRAV

Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory Hanford Observatory

Citation: For contributions to the first direct detection of gravitational waves, including leadership of early efforts in detector calibration and data analysis, leadership of the installation of the advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory at Hanford and leadership of its first observing run.

Nominated by: DGRAV

California Institute of Technology

Citation: For leadership in the development of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) and its scientific program, and in the development of large-scale computational grids for gravitational wave physics and other fields of science.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Citation: For important contributions to numerical relativity, most notably in the areas of black hole simulations, general relativistic magnetohydrodynamics, and algorithm development.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Long Island University

Citation: For many contributions to numerical relativity, especially in the areas of critical gravitational collapse, black hole binaries with matter and magnetic fields as well as infrastructure development.

Nominated by: DGRAV

California Institute of Technology

Citation: For his fundamental, groundbreaking analyses of many microscopic and macroscopic aspects of the equilibria, oscillations, stability, evolution, and gravitational radiation of relativistic rotating stars.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Rochester Institute of Technology

Citation: For his important contributions at the interface between perturbation theory and numerical relativity and in understanding how to simulate binary black holes

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Minnesota

Citation: For significant contributions to searches for primordial gravitational waves using LIGO data and for pioneering studies of the ultimate limits to low frequency sensitivity of ground-based gravitational-wave detectors.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of California, Santa Barbara

Citation: For new fundamental insights into black holes and quantum gravity.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Citation: For her contributions to the design and commissioning of LIGO, and for experimental exploration of the fundamental quantum limits of interferometric gravitational wave detectors.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Florida

Citation: For innovative and inventive research in instrument science and experimental methods for terrestrial and space-based gravitational-wave detection.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of California, Irvine

Citation: For highly accurate tests of the fundamental laws of gravitational physics, and the development of improved precision measurement methods.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Pennsylvania State University

Citation: For leadership in understanding how neutron stars can produce gravitational waves, for creating better methods to search for these waves, and for demonstrating how gravitational wave observations can be used to probe the structure and dynamics of neutron stars.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Maryland

Citation: For outstanding contributions to the measurement of gravitational phenomena, including gravitational wave detection, tests of the inverse square law, and gravity gradiometry.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Max Planck Institute

Citation: For numerous key contributions to gravitational-wave astronomy, including devising new data analysis methods for gravitational waves from pulsars and coordinating the worldwide exchange and analysis of data.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Guelph

Citation: For important contributions to the theory of gravitational radiation from compact bodies orbiting black holes, to the theory of back-reaction of the emitted radiation on their motions, and to understanding the implications for gravitational-wave detection.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Princeton University

Citation: For the computational solution of the problem of the collision of two black holes.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Louisiana State University

Citation: For his outstanding contributions to black hole physics and quantum gravity.

Nominated by: DGRAV

LIGO Hanford Observatory

Citation: For development of fundamental techniques for interferometeric gravitational wave detection and for leadership in LIGO during its trasition from laboratory-scale to kilometer scale devices.

Nominated by: DGRAV

California State University, Fullerton

Citation: For contributions to the understanding of extreme matter within neutron stars, including its effects on gravitational-wave observations, and for the inclusive recruiting and mentoring of next generation gravitational-wave scientists.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Affiliation not available

Citation: For his contributions to mathematical relativity, in particular the study of hyperbolic and elliptic formulations of the Einstein equations and the positivity of mass.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Michigan

Citation: For his contributions to LIGO through performing efficient searches for continuous wave sources and by leading the drive to ensur the highest quality LIGO data.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Stanford University

Citation: For pioneering work in the field of interferometric gravitational wave detection, especially in the domain of the suspension and isolation of the test masses.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Glasgow

Citation: For her pioneering research in the field of interferometric gravitational wave detection in the area of reducing the effects of thermal noise in optics and suspensions, and for her leadership within this field

Nominated by: DGRAV

Pennsylvania State University

Citation: For leadership in and wide-ranging contributions to gravitational wave science.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Syracuse University

Citation: For his contributions to experimental gravitational physics including pioneering studies of thermal mechanisms affecting interferometer performance and for his educational contributions including authoring one of the most influential books in the field.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Oregon

Citation: For leadership in identifying and mitigating environmental factors which impact the sensitivity of terrestrial gravitational wave detectors and elimination spurious noise sources in LIGO.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Albert Einstein Institute

Citation: For his pioneering work in the theory of gravitational radiation, for the discovery of new instabilities in rotating, relativistic stars, and for elucidating how gravitational-wave observations can reveal astrophysical and cosmological information.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Maryland

Citation: For the development of techniques and algorithms to search LIGO data for transient signals, and for realizing the important future scientific implications of gravitational wave observations by looking for other signals developed by electromagnetic observations.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Citation: For his insightful work, experimental artistry, and leadership role in the LIGO gravity wave program.

Nominated by: DGRAV

California Institute of Technology

Citation: For development of techniques essential to the successful high-sensitivity operation of gravitational wave detectors and leadership in commissioning the LIGO detectors.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Stanford University

Citation: For fundamental contributions to quantum gravity and early universe cosmology.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Citation: For his influential contributions to quantum gravity and for his tireless outreach efforts to communicate the excitement of contemporary physics to philosophers, artists and the lay public.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Syracuse University

Citation: For his original contributions to quantum gravity based on partially ordered or casual sets of discrete space-time; also for his idea of the role of quantum mechanical entanglement in understanding black hole entropy.

Nominated by: DGRAV

CSIC - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas

Citation: For important contributions to numerical studies of binary black hole systems, including leading work on recoil velocities following astrophysical mergers, and pioneering efforts exploring the high-speed collision problem of relevance to super-Planck scale physics.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics

Citation: For his pioneering contributions to cosmology, especially to inflationary cosmology, phase transitions in the early universe, and cosmic acceleration.

Nominated by: DGRAV

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Citation: For 50 years of science and service, including lunar laser ranging, Brans-Dicke tests using the sun's oblateness, the development of vibration isolation systems for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, and interferometry for future space-based missions like the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Harvard University

Citation: For outstanding insights into quantum gravity especially properties of quantum black holes.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Massachusetts

Citation: For her ground-breaking contributions to early universe cosmology and black hole physics.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Pennsylvania

Citation: For pioneering work in theoretical cosmology and astroparticle physics, including explorations of theoretical explanations for the acceleration of the Universe.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of British Columbia

Citation: For his contributions to the understanding of black holes, their evaporation and other quantum effects associated with strong gravitational fields.

Nominated by: DGRAV

California Institute of Technology

Citation: For significant contributions to the statistical theory and computational practice of gravitational-wave detection and parameter estimation, and for cross-fertilizing technical approaches among the ground-based, space-based, and pulsar-timing detection programs.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Victoria University

Citation: For contributions to gravity theory, especially the effects of energy condition violations and the development of analog models of black hole and cosmological spacetimes.

Nominated by: DGRAV

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

Enrico Fermi Institute

Citation: For his contributions to the understanding of classical and quantum gravity; especially for his seminal role in the development of a rigorous basis for quantum field theory in curved spacetime.

Nominated by: DGRAV

California Institute of Technology

Citation: For leadership in developing and testing the new generation of gravitational wave detectors, data analysis and searches for astrophysical sources of gravitational waves, and making LIGO data available to the broader community.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Citation: For his pioneering work in the development of laser-interferometric detectors for gravitational radiation, and his contributions to the study of the spectrum and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background.

Nominated by: DGRAV

California Institute of Technology

Citation: For his outstanding contributions to metrology and to the development and implementation of interferometers for the detection of gravitational radiation.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Florida, Gainesville

Citation: For influential contributions to wide-ranging areas of gravitational physics, including tests of Newtonian gravity, stability of the Kerr metric, and the self-force problem.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Cornell University

Citation: "For playing a crucial role in the successful construction of Advanced LIGO.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Pittsburgh

Citation: For his numerous contributions to the study of gravitational radiation from strong sources.

Nominated by: DGRAV

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Citation: For numerous contributions to general relativity and gravitational wave astrophysics, particularly the discovery of the "I-Love-Q" property of neutron stars.

Nominated by: DGRAV

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Citation: For development of fundamental techniques and practical instrumentation for interferometric gravitational wave detection and for leadership in LIGO during the transition from laboratory-scale to kilometer-scale devices.

Nominated by: DGRAV