They are two of only 19 Fellows elected in the Section on Physics. AAAS presents its members the lifetime honor of being an elected "in recognition of their extraordinary achievements in advancing science."

Girsh is cited for "distinguished contributions to the field of spectroscopy of electron systems with strong correlations, particularly for Raman spectroscopy of superconductors and quantum magnets."

Scott is cited for "contributions to the field of particle physics, particularly theories with supersymmetry and searches for physics beyond the Standard Model at the Large Hadron Collider."

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