APS Fellow Archive

The APS Fellow Archive is a historical record of APS Fellows, from 1921 to the present. Please note, some records are missing or incomplete. The details contained in the archive are intended to document an individual's institutional affiliation at the time of their election to Fellowship, and is not updated to reflect current information. For a current listing of an APS Fellow who is still an active member, or to search your institution for current APS Fellows, please use the APS Member Directory. For questions about the Fellow Archive or to inquire about a missing record, please contact APS Honors Staff at fellowship@aps.org.

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Adhikari, Rana X. [2018]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Allen, Bruce [2005]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Ashtekar, Abhay Vasant [1997]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Baker, John G [2017]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Barsotti, Lisa [2018]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Baumgarte, Thomas W. [2016]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Berger, Beverly K. [1998]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Berti, Emanuele [2015]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Bicak, Jiri [2016]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Blair, David G. [2013]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Brady, Patrick [2010]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Brans, Carl [2011]
Loyola University
Citation: For developing the Brans-Dicke Scalar-tensor gravitational theory alternative to Einstein's general relativity.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Brown, Duncan A. [2014]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Brown, J [2010]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Buonanno, Alessandra [2011]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Cadonati, Laura [2015]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Campanelli, Manuela [2009]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Carlip, Steven [2008]
University of California, Davis
Citation: For contributions to black hole physics and to gravity in 2+1 dimensions.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Chen, Yanbei [2015]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Choptuik, Matthew William [2003]
University of British Columbia
Citation: For the discovery of critical gravitational collapse.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Christensen, Steven Mark [2019]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Cornish, Neil J. [2013]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Coyne, Dennis [2015]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Creighton, Jolien D [2017]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Cutler, Curt [2011]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Detweiler, Steven L. [2013]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Dray, Tevian [2010]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Drever, Ronald W. P. [1998]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Evans, Charles R [2017]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Evans, Matthew J [2019]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Everitt, C.W. Francis [2007]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Flanagan, Eanna [2007]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Ford, Lawrence H [2004]
Tufts University
Citation: For pioneering contributions to quantum field theory in flat and curved spacetime.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Freese, Katherine [2009]
University of Michigan
Citation: For pioneering work on the theories of inflation, dark matter, and dark energy.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Friedman, John L. [1999]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Fritschel, Peter Karl [2005]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Frolov, Valery V. [2016]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Fulling, Stephen A. [2018]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Garfinkle, David [2008]
Oakland University
Citation: For his numerous contributions to a wide variety of topics in relativity and semiclassical gravity.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Giaime, Joseph A. [2009]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Giddings, Steven [2012]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Gonzalez, Gabriela [2007]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Gustafson, Eric Keith [2017]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Holz, Daniel [2017]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Horowitz, Gary T. [2001]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Hough, James [2000]
University of Glasgow
Citation: For his pivotal role in devising and developing the necessary implementing technologies for gravitational wave detection.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Hu, Bei-Lok [2001]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Hughes, Scott [2012]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Isenberg, James Allen [2000]
University of Oregon
Citation: For his pioneering work on global issues in general relativity and for his contributions to the field.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Iyer, Balasubramanian [2012]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Jacobson, Theodore [2004]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Kastor, David [2013]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Kidder, Lawrence E. [2018]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Klimenko, Sergey [2012]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Landry, Michael [2016]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Lazzarini, Albert [2007]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Lehner, Luis [2010]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Liebling, Steven L. [2013]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Lindblom, Lee A. [2002]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Lousto, Carlos [2012]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Mandic, Vuk [2017]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Marolf, Donald [2005]
University of California, Santa Barbara
Citation: For new fundamental insights into black holes and quantum gravity.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Mavalvala, Nergis [2010]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Mueller, Guido [2014]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Newman, Riley D. [1999]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Owen, Benjamin J. [2013]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Paik, Ho Jung [2004]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Papa, M. Alessandra [2014]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Poisson, Eric [2008]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Pretorius, Frans [2011]
Princeton University
Citation: For the computational solution of the problem of the collision of two black holes.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Pullin, Jorge [2002]
Louisiana State University
Citation: For his outstanding contributions to black hole physics and quantum gravity.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Raab, Frederick J. [2006]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Read, Jocelyn Samantha [2019]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Reula, Oscar [2011]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Riles, John K. [2009]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Robertson, Norna [2008]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Rowan, Sheila [2012]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Sathyaprakash, B.S. [2019]
Pennsylvania State University
Citation: For leadership in and wide-ranging contributions to gravitational wave science.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Saulson, Peter R [2003]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Schofield, Robert M. [2014]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Schutz, Bernard Fredrick [1998]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Shawhan, Peter Sven [2019]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Shoemaker, David H. [2001]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: For his insightful work, experimental artistry, and leadership role in the LIGO gravity wave program.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Sigg, Daniel [2015]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Silverstein, Eva [2016]
Stanford University
Citation: For fundamental contributions to quantum gravity and early universe cosmology.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Smolin, Lee [2007]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Sorkin, Rafael Dolnick [1999]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Sperhake, Ulrich [2016]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Starobinsky, Alexei [2011]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Stebbins, Robin T. [2016]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Strominger, Andrew [2018]
Harvard University
Citation: For outstanding insights into quantum gravity especially properties of quantum black holes.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Traschen, Jennie Harriet [2006]
University of Massachusetts
Citation: For her ground-breaking contributions to early universe cosmology and black hole physics.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Trodden, Mark [2015]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Unruh, William G. [2000]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Vallisneri, Michele [2016]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Visser, Matt [2009]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Wald, Robert M. [1996]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Weinstein, Alan [2015]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Weiss, Rainer [1996]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Whitcomb, Stanley E. [2002]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Whiting, Bernard [2015]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics

Winicour, Jeffrey [2003]
University of Pittsburgh
Citation: For his numerous contributions to the study of gravitational radiation from strong sources.
Nominated by: Division of Gravitational Physics

Zucker, Michael E. [2008]
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: Division of Gravitational Physics