APS Fellowship

The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in knowledge through original research and publication or made significant and innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. They may also have made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of the Society. Each year, no more than one-half of one percent of the then current membership of the Society are recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow in The American Physical Society.

Fellowship nominations may be submitted by anyone who is a member of the APS in good standing. All members of DAMOP are strongly encouraged to nominate colleagues whom they consider worthy of this recognition. See the Fellowship nomination information page for guidance on submitting nominations.
Gray arrow DAMOP Deadline for APS Fellowship Nomination: Friday, May 1, 2020
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APS Fellows Nominated by DAMOP  

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Centurion, Martin [2020]
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Citation: For contributions to ultrafast electron physics, including the making of 3D molecular movies of conical intersections, rotational wavepackets, and coherent nuclear motions in molecules.


Cronin, Alexander D. [2020]
University of Arizona
Citation: For pioneering work leading to advances in low energy electron and neutron interferometers, for a classic review article in Atom Interferometry, for contributions to the understanding of the detailed performance of residential solar cells in the actual environment, for service at the National Science Foundation, and for educating university students and the general public about physics.


Cryan, James P. [2020]
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Citation: For the pioneering development of ultrafast and strong-field atomical, molecular, and optical physics at x-ray free electron lasers.


Gorshkov, Alexey V. [2020]
JQI/QuICS, NIST/University of Maryland
Citation: For contributions to the understanding, design, and control of quantum many-body atomic, molecular, and optical systems and their applications to phase transitions, entanglement generation and propagation, synthetic magnetism, and quantum memory and simulation.


Kollath, Corinna [2020]
University of Bonn
Citation: For studies of low dimensional correlated systems, in particular out of equilibrium, using a combination of analytic and novel numerical approaches.


Schneble, Dominik A. [2020]
Stony Brook University
Citation: For groundbreaking work in ultracold atomic physics, and simulation of quantum electrodynamic systems with cold atoms in optical lattices.


Watson, Deborah K. [2020]
University of Oklahoma
Citation: For the innovative use of group theory and graphical techniques toward the solution of the quantum many-body problem.


Weber, Thorsten [2020]
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the experimental study of molecular and electronic dynamics using multiple-particle coincidence measurements and momentum imaging, and for the discoveries that arose from them.


Weinstein, Jonathan David [2020]
University of Nevada
Citation: For pioneering studies of cold chemical reactions using cryogenic buffer-gas cooling, and for advances in using solid parahydrogen to trap atoms for use as quantum sensors.