Professor Spitkovsky Elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society

Monday, Sep 28, 2020
by Department of Astrophysical Sciences

Anatoly Spitkovsky, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society(APS). Professor Spitkovsky’s research is in theoretical high-energy astrophysics.   He was cited “For pioneering applications of numerical methods to the study of high-energy astrophysical plasmas, especially the structure of pulsar magnetospheres, particle acceleration in shocks and relativistic reconnection, and propagation of thermonuclear burning fronts on neutron stars.”

The American Physical Society represents over 55,000 members. The distinct honor of being named a Fellow is highly selective, being limited to one half of one percent of the Society’s membership each year.  The list of 2020 APS Fellows can be found here.