Johns Hopkins faculty members Andrei Gritsan, Michael Falk, and Oleg Tchernyshyov have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society. No more than one-half of 1% of APS members can be elected as fellows in any year.
Gritsan, a professor in the Krieger School's Department of Physics and Astronomy, was recognized "for significant contributions to the discovery and to the characterization of the Higgs Boson at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, and for significant contributions to the measurement of sin2alpha at the SLAC PEP II collider."
Falk was recognized "for fundamental advances in our understanding of the mechanical response of amorphous solids through the use of innovative computational methods and theories that reveal the connection between local rearrangements and large-scale response." Falk is a professor in the Whiting School's Department of Materials Science and holds joint appointments in WSE's Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Krieger School's Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Tchernyshyov, a professor in the Krieger School's Department of Physics and Astronomy, was recognized "for seminal advances in magnetic solitons and the development of collective coordinate formalism of dynamics of magnetic solitons for ferromagnetic thin wires, skyrmion crystals, and extended domain walls."
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