APS Fellowship

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Nominations may be made at any time during the year, but only those received by the GSNP deadline, currently Friday, June 1, 2018 will be considered for action in the same year. Nominations are submitted online.

Nominations on which no favorable action is taken are generally reconsidered the following year. Sponsors may, however, resubmit the nomination with updated supporting material prior to the deadline for the following year.

Each year, the GSNP Fellowship Committee will review nominations for APS Fellows and make recommendations to the APS. The total number of APS Fellows who may be elected in a given year is limited to one-half of one percent of the total APS membership. Therefore, the selection process is quite competitive, and sponsors should be aware of this when preparing nominations.

Nominators must ensure that the case they prepare for the Fellowship Committee is well documented, following the guidelines and requirements. In general, the Fellowship Committee looks for sustained contributions to the field over a period of time rather than a single, albeit brilliant, piece of research. Supporting letters which provide specific details about the candidate’s work, its impact, and the breadth of her/his contributions are particularly useful.

Gray arrow GSNP Deadline for APS Fellowship Nomination: Monday, June 3, 2019
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APS Fellows Nominated by GSNP  

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Arenas, Alexandre [2018]
Rovira i Virgili University
Citation: For foundational research in network science and complex systems — including in community detection, synchronization, and multilayer networks — and his outstanding editorial and mentoring contributions.


Boettcher, Stefan [2018]
Emory University
Citation: For manifold contributions to the understanding of complex systems through creative algorithms and new mathematical methods that elucidate properties in systems as varied as spin glasses, granular materials, PT-symmetric devices and quantum algorithms.


Halpin-Healy, Timothy [2018]
Barnard College, Columbia University
Citation: For seminal and sustained work in non-equilibrium kinetic roughening phenomena, stochastic growth & the equilibrium statistical mechanics of directed polymers in random media.


Nishikawa, Takashi [2018]
Northwestern University
Citation: For seminal contributions to the study of nonlinear dynamics in complex systems and complex networks, including synchronization processes, asymmetry-induced phenomena, network optimization, and chaos in physical systems.