Congratulations to Dr. Jungsang Kim, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Physics, and to Dr. Patrick Charbonneau, Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics, who were just named fellows of the American Physics Society.
Kim was nominated for pioneering contributions to the research, development, invention, and entrepreneurship in trapped ion-based quantum computing, large-scale optical switches, and gigapixel-scale cameras.
Charbonneau was nominated for his seminal contributions to the understanding of glassy materials, in particular the elucidation of the Gardner Transition and the use of dimensionality in computer simulation as a means to uncover universal features of the dynamics of supercooled liquids and glasses.
They join a group of 45 fellows who have or had ties to Duke Physics, starting with F Woodbridge Constant, J C Mouzon, and Walter M Nielson, who were all nominated in 1937.
The APS Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers for outstanding contributions to physics. Each year, no more than one half of one percent of the Society’s membership is recognized by this honor.
The 2021, including Kim and Charbonneau, were added to the APS Fellow Archive on Wednesday October 13. They will be formally recognized at the annual meeting of the unit through which they were elected.