Alex Lazarian Honored as APS Fellow

Dec 13, 2012

Astronomy professor Alex Lazarian has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society, an honor bestowed upon no more than half of one percent of the professional society's membership.

The peer-awarded designation is given in recognition of significant research advances or innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology.

Lazarian was chosen for his diverse contributions to the theory of magnetized turbulence and its application to the interstellar medium. He has pioneered the study of fast reconnection in turbulent fluids and discovered the role played by small spinning dust grains in the cosmic microwave foreground emission.

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