NRL Materials Scientists Recognized by the APS

4/7/2003 - 31-03w
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Five NRL scientists from the Materials Science and Component Technology Directorate have been named as Fellows of the American Physical Society (APS) for their contributions to the field of physics.

The APS Fellowship Program recognizes members who may have made advances in knowledge through original research and publication or made significant and 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 the Society.

The NRL honorees are:

Dr. Daniel Gammon, Electronics Science and Technology Division, Electronic Materials Branch; for advances in the optical spectroscopy of single semiconductor quantum dots using ultrahigh spatial and spectral resolution;

Dr. Vincent G. Harris, Materials Science and Technology Division, Materials Physics Branch; for contributions to magnetism in revealing the role of atomic structure in local magnetic phenomena, including the discovery of the structural origins of magnetic anisotropy in rare earth-basedamorphous alloys;

Dr. Alexei M. Khokhlov, Laboratory for Computational Physics and Fluid Dynamics; for the development of innovative computational techniques and their successful application to critical problems in astrophysics and combustion science;

Dr. Louis M. Pecora, Materials Science and Technology Division, Materials Physics Branch; for stimulating research in analysis and application of nonlinear and chaotic systems regarding synchronization of oscillators, applications of chaos to communication systems, and data analysis using state space reconstructions; and

Dr. John Sethian, Plasma Physics Division, Laser Plasma Branch; for major contributions to plasma physics and development of associated technologies in the fields of electron beams, Z-pinches, laser plasma interactions, hydrodynamics, and inertial energy.

Each year, no more than one-half of one percent of the then current membership of the Society are recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow in The American Physical Society.

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