20 October 2023

AAS Members Elected as 2023 APS Fellows

Susanna Kohler

Susanna Kohler American Astronomical Society (AAS)

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Several AAS members are among the 2023 class of American Physical Society (APS) Fellows, nominated by the APS's Division of Astrophysics (DAP), Forum on Physics and Society (FPS), and Topical Group in Plasma Astrophysics (GPAP).

The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in physics through original research and publication, or made significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. They may also have made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of APS.

APS Fellowship is restricted to just 0.5% of the APS membership in a given year.

Here are the names and citations for the AAS members who have been newly named APS Fellows:

Arif Babul
University of Victoria
Citation: For advances in astrophysics from galaxy formation and gravitational lensing to cosmic strings and warm dark matter. In particular, for increasing the understanding of the assembly and evolution of galaxy groups/clusters.
Nominated by: DAP

William Raphael Hix
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For contributions to understanding explosive thermonuclear burning and nucleosynthesis, particularly in contexts like supernovae.
Nominated by: DAP

Kartik Sheth
Citation: For outstanding, innovative, and sustained leadership of inclusion, diversity, and equity efforts in astronomy and astrophysics and in the nation.
Nominated by: FPS

Kathleen R. Turner
DOE Office of High Energy Physics
Citation: For leadership as a program manager at the Department of Energy, enabling significant advances in the areas of cosmology, astronomy, and astrophysics.
Nominated by: FPS

Maxim Lyutikov
Purdue University
Citation: For pioneering contributions to relativistic plasma astrophysics, greatly advancing our understanding of astrophysically important plasma processes such as relativistic magnetic reconnection and the coherent generation of radiation around compact objects.
Nominated by: GPAP

Congratulations, all!

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You can view the full list of 2023 APS Fellows on the APS Fellow Archive web page