Congratulations to our Deputy Director, Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Abanov on his recent election as an American Physical Society (APS) Fellow, which is a highly exclusive honor given to those who have made great contributions to the field of physics through their research, leadership and educational outreach. (Click here for the complete list of 2016 APS Fellows).
Professor Abanov began his tenure at Stony Brook in 2000 and specializes in theoretical condensed matter physics, particularly the use of methods of quantum field theory and hydrodynamics in condensed matter theory. In addition to his outstanding stewardship of the SCGP’s scientific activities, Sasha is dedicated to physics education and teaches physics and math at all levels from high school to mentoring many graduate students. The APS nominated him within the Division of Condensed Matter Physics and cited his election as an APS fellow “For pioneering contributions to electronic condensed matter physics using topological and hydrodynamic methods.”
Our Center would also like to congratulate Dr. Axel Drees, Chair and Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy for his election as an APS Fellow as well.