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CBB faculty elected Fellows of American Physical Society

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Sethna and Liepe side by side

CBB faculty elected Fellows of American Physical Society 

Originally posted in the Cornell Chronicle (Link)

Congratulations to Matthias Liepe and Jim Sethna on being awarded an APS Fellowship. The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may 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 have also made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of the Society.

James Sethna Professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, was cited for seminal and wide-ranging contributions to information geometry, "sloppy models," crackling noise, fracture and emergent self-similarity. His work explores how multiparameter, or "sloppy," models behave collectively; his team is using statistical mechanics to understand plasticity and fracture in disordered materials.

Matthias Liepe Professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, was elected for multiple contributions to the fundamental science and engineering of radiofrequency superconducting materials, accelerating cavities, cryomodules, and instrumentation and controls. He was also honored for excellence in graduate and undergraduate physics education. Liepe studies the science, technology and applications of bulk and thin-film superconductors in high electromagnetic fields at ultra-high frequencies.

Each year no more than one half of one percent of the Society's membership is recognized by their peers for the election to the status of Fellow of the American Physics Society.

Congratulations Jim and Matthias!