Fermilab scientists selected as 2017 APS fellows

The American Physical Society recently announced the recipients of the 2017 APS Fellowships. Five Fermilab scientists were nominated 2017 APS fellows, a distinction awarded each year to no more than one-half of 1 percent of current APS members by their peers.

Steve Brice and John Cooper were nominated fellows by the Division of Particles and Fields. Alexey Burov was nominated a fellow by the Division of Physics of Beams. Thomas Diehl and Dan Hooper were nominated by the Division of Astrophysics

Fermilab scientist Dmitri Denisov coordinates Fermilab fellowship nominations. Please contact him if you’d like to nominate a member of the Fermilab community for an APS Fellowship.

Fermilab heartily congratulates the fellows on this prestigious honor.

Steve Brice

Steve Brice

For significant contributions to fundamental neutrino measurements from the SNO, MiniBooNE and COUPP experiments, and in recognition of his leadership in the field of neutrino physics.

Alexey Burov

Alexey Burov

For contributions to the accelerator physics theory, including the theoretical foundations of the Tevatron Run II accelerator performance; for the development of the theory of instabilities for space charge dominated bunched beams; and for the development of analytical tools predicting instability thresholds.

John Cooper

John Cooper

For the inception and scientific leadership of the off-axis long-baseline NOvA experiment and critical contributions to its design and construction, which continues to lead to a more complete understanding of neutrinos properties.

Tom Diehl

Tom Diehl

For outstanding leadership of Dark Energy Survey operations, laying the foundation for cutting-edge dark energy science.

Dan Hooper

Dan Hooper

For pursuing the identity of dark matter by combining careful analysis of observational data with theoretical ideas from both particle physics and astrophysics.