APS Fellow Archive

The APS Fellow Archive is an historic record of every APS Fellow, from 1921 to the present. 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 Fellows Archive, 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

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

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

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

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