October 2016: MSU P-A faculty members named APS Fellows

  • Oct 1, 2016


In October 2016, Professor Megan Donahue and Associate Professor Brian O'Shea were named Fellows of the American Physical Society.

Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers. Any active APS member is eligible for nomination and election to APS Fellowship. The criterion for election is exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise; e.g., outstanding physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education. Each unit of the APS is restricted to electing fewer than one half of one per cent of its membership per year, so it is an honor to be considered among the top individuals in one's sub-field of physics.

Professor Donahue was nominated by the APS Division of Astrophysics and was cited for "advanced cosmological observations and analyses of galaxy clusters, and of the relationship between the thermodynamic state of circumgalactic gas around massive galaxies, the triggering of active galactic nucleus feedback, and the regulation of star formation in galaxies".

Associate Professor O'Shea was nominated by the APS Division of Computational Physics and was cited for "outstanding contributions to the study of cosmological structure formation using large-scale supercomputing, and leadership in the development of computational science research and education".

Their entries in the APS Fellow Archive may be found here.