Newly elected Fellows to the American Physical SocietyCongratulations to Konstantin Matchev and Bernard Whiting who are newly elected Fellows of the American Physical Society.
Konstantin Matchev was nominated by the APS Division of Particles and Fields "For contributions to the collider phenomenology of supersymmetry and extra dimensions, studies of dark matter, and leadership in the development and popularization of simulation tools."
Bernard Whiting was nominated by the APS Topical Group on Gravitation "For influential contributions to wide-ranging areas of gravitational physics, including tests of Newtonian gravity, stability of the Kerr metric, and the self-force problem."
Election to APS Fellowship is limited to no more than 0.5% of the membership each year, and is recognition of outstanding contributions to physics.
David Tanner awarded the APS Isakson PrizeCongratulations to Distinguished Professor David Tanner who has been awarded the 2016 Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids. Tanner shares the prize with Dirk Van der Marel of the University of Geneva.
The Isakson prize is awarded biennially by the American Physical Society "to recognize outstanding optical research that leads to breakthroughs in the condensed matter sciences." Celebration event PHOTOS.