Yuri Gershtein, Kristjan Haule, and Saurabh Jha Elected Fellows of the APS
We are pleased to announce that three of our faculty members have been elected 2019 Fellows of the American Physical Society (APS). Moreover, these distinctions span three different Divisions of the APS, underscoring both the depth and breadth of scholarship in our department. Fellowship in the APS is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers. Each year, < 0.5% of the Society's membership is recognized by election to the status of APS Fellow.
Yuri Gershtein was nominated by the Division of Particles and Fields. His citation reads: "For important contributions to searches for physics beyond the Standard Model at both the Tevatron and the Large Hadron Collider, and for developing innovative techniques for precision photon measurement that directly contributed to the Higgs boson discovery."
Kristjan Haule was nominated by the Division of Materials Physics. His citation reads: "For pioneering quantitative first-principles investigation of correlated electron physics in broad classes of materials, including iron pnictides, heavy fermion, and transition metal compounds."
Saurabh Jha was nominated by the Division of Astrophysics. His citation reads: "For critical contributions to a deeper understanding of Type Ia supernovae, and to their exploitation as cosmological probes."
Congratulations to Saurabh, Kristjan and Yuri on receiving this very prestigious recognition of their research accomplishments!