JAMES CRYAN, an investigator with the Stanford PULSE Institute (a joint institute of Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory), and ALISON MARSDEN, associate professor of pediatrics (cardiology) and of bioengineering, have been honored by the American Physical Society as 2020 American Physical Society Fellows.
James Cryan and Alison Marsden have been honored by the American Physical Society as 2020 American Physical Society Fellows. (Cryan credit: Courtesy SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory; Marsden credit: L.A. Cicero)
The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who have made advances in physics through original research and publications or made significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. They may also have made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of the society.
Marsden was nominated by the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics for “the development of numerical methods for cardiovascular blood flow simulation and their application to cardiovascular surgery and congenital heart disease.”
Cryan was nominated by the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics for “the pioneering development of ultrafast and strong-field atomical, molecular and optical physics at X-ray free electron lasers.”
Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one’s professional peers. Each year, no more than one half of one percent of the society’s membership (excluding student members) is recognized for election to the status of Fellow of the American Physical Society.