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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John G Baker [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: DGRAV

Jolien D Creighton [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: DGRAV

Charles R Evans [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: DGRAV

Eric Keith Gustafson [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: DGRAV

Daniel Holz [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: DGRAV

Vuk Mandic [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: DGRAV