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Lab Researchers Selected as APS Fellows

APS-smallThis year’s recently announced American Physical Society (APS) Fellows include nine scientists from Berkeley Lab. APS Fellows are elected by their peers for “exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise; e.g., outstanding physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education.”

The class of 2014 includes:

Arenholz, Elke
For developing and applying advanced soft x-ray instrumentation to achieve seminal advances in understanding magnetic materials and thin films.

Booth, Corwin H.
For use of x-ray spectroscopy to elucidate the properties of bulk and molecular correlated electron materials.

Canning, Andrew M.
For his important contributions to the development of parallel and computational algorithms for a diverse range of electronic structure methods and their application to systems ranging from nanostructures, complex magnetic systems to nuclear detection materials.

Fawley, William M.
For his sustained contributions to beam physics, leading to the successful operation of coherent light source user facilities based on free-electron laser and related concepts and driving developments in intense relativistic electron and heavy-ion beam transport.

Fischer, Peter
For contributions to imaging spin structures and their dynamics with high resolution magnetic soft x-ray microscopy.

Guo, Jinghua
For pioneering soft x-ray spectroscopic studies of correlated solids, nano-scaled materials, and liquid phase systems.

Poon, Alan W.P.
For significant contributions to understanding fundamental neutrino properties through solar neutrinos, reactor neutrinos, beta decay, and neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments and for the resulting discoveries of physics requiring significant modification of the standard model.

Schlegel, David J.
For leadership of, and fundamental technical contributions to high precision measurements of the expansion history of the Universe by carrying out massive galaxy redshift surveys to detect baryon acoustic oscillations.

Yuan, Feng
For his seminal contributions to the understanding of the quark and gluon structure of the nucleon and nucleus, especially, in the areas of the transverse-momentum dependent parton distributions and their factorization, nucleon spin structure, and gluon saturation in QCD.

Go here to see the full list of fellows.