Thursday, January 26, 2012

Eleven CMNS faculty are among the 539 new Fellows named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a Fellow of AAAS, the world's largest general federation of scientists and the publisher of the journal Science, is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. New Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin on Saturday, 18 February during the 2012 AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

  1. Antonio Busalacchi (AOSC and ESSIC), for distinguished contributions to Earth sciences, particularly in the understanding of tropical oceanic processes, and the development of interdisciplinary collaborations across Earth sciences.
  2. Catherine Emily Carr (Biology), for distinguished contributions to the field of neurobiology, particularly for work on temporal coding, and for serving as co-director of the Neural Systems and Behavior course at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
  3. Rama Chellappa (UMIACS and ECE), for distinguished contributions to the field of image processing and computer vision, particularly for model-based approaches to image and video-based modeling and recognition.
  4. Thomas D. Kocher (Biology), for distinguished contributions to the field of molecular evolutionary genetics, particularly for studies of animal mitochondrial DNA and the evolution of African cichlid fishes.
  5. Daniel Perry Lathrop (Physics, Geology, IREAP and IPST), for novel turbulence experiments and diagnostics uncovering the effects of rotation, magnetic fields, and long-range quantum order in superfluid helium.
  6. Karen Lips (Biology), for distinguished contributions in research contributing to the discovery and understanding of amphibian population declines, including outreach to the public and communication with the media.
  7. John Mather (Physics) for outstanding scientific leadership of NASA's astronomy missions including his Nobel Prize-winning Cosmic Background Explorer and the future James Webb Space Telescope.
  8. Steven Lloyd Rolston (Physics and JQI), for research with ultracold atoms, in particular for the development of optical lattices and ultracold plasmas.
  9. Raman Sundrum (Physics), for fundamental contributions including anomaly-mediation in supergravity theories and the "Randall-Sundrum" mechanism within higher-dimensional warped compactifications, and associated phenomenological implications.
  10. Gerald Wilkinson (Biology), for distinguished contributions to basic research in the field of behavioral ecology, and service as a program officer at NSF, and university graduate director and department chair.
  11. John Weeks (Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry and IPST), for seminal contributions to the statistical physics of liquids, interfaces and other condensed-phase systems.