The American Physical Society (APS) of 2010 has announced the newly elected APS Fellows. Four of them are from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), among whom 3 graduated from School of Physical Sciences. They are DING Weixing, XU Zhangbu and WANG Fuqiang. So far the total number of USTC alumni elected APS Fellow has reached 26.
Dr. Ding who graduated from the Plasma Physics of Modern Physics Department at USTC, now works as research fellow in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). At the mean time he is a part-time professor of USTC. In the year 1993 and 1994,he published two research papers in Physical Review Letters, which are entirely completed by our staff of USTC to publish in this journal for the first time.
Dr. Xu is a tenured physicist of the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) at US, and he is a visiting professor as well as a part-time PhD advisor of USTC. He graduated from the Particle and Nuclear Physics of Department of Modern Physics in 1994, and then went to Yale University for Ph.D degree. He won the U.S Energy Department Awards for Yong Scientists 2004 and U.S Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers 2004. Now he is the director of upgrade co-chair of STAR Group, as well as a member of the Nuclear and High Energy Particle Physics Program Advisory Committee of BNL.
Dr. Wang is a professor of the Physics Department of Purdue University, and at the mean time he is a visiting professor of USTC. He graduated from the Particle and Nuclear Physics of Department of Modern Physics in1988, and went to Columbia University for Ph.D degree. He worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a physicist postdoctor after he obtained his Ph.D degree, and he has been teaching in Purdue University since the year 2000.
American Physical Society (APS) , founded in 1899, is one of the most renowned institute of physics with a membership over 40,000 people. The institute annually elects less than 0.5% of its membership as APS fellow who have made significant contributions.
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