Category: Department News
Published: Friday, 07 January 2011 16:23
Richard Greene and Hassan Jawahery have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS member by their peers.
The tradition of AAAS Fellows began in 1874. Currently, members can be considered for the rank of Fellow if nominated by the steering groups of the Association’s 24 sections, or by any three Fellows who are current AAAS members (so long as two of the three sponsors are not affiliated with nominee’s institution) , or by the AAAS chief executive officer.
Professor Greene was honored for his distinguished contributions to the field of experimental condensed matter physics, particularly for discovery of superconductivity and other novel physics in organic and copper oxide materials.
Professor Jawahery was honored for his contributions to the understanding of the physics of the bottom quark and of the differences between matter and antimatter.
New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and rosette on Saturday, February 19, during the AAAS Fellow Forum in Washington, DC.
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