Michel Gingras Elected Fellow of American Physical Society

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Professor elected Fellow of American Physical Society

From the Daily Bulletin, November 24, 2011

Magnets. How do they work?

Professor Michel Gingras (right) of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and who is considered an expert in the field of magnetism, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

His citation reads, "For theory of geometrically-frustrated magnetic Photo of Michel Gingrasmaterials and the spin ice ground state in pyrochlore magnets."

The American Physical Society has more than 48,000 members, and only one-half of one percent of those members can be elected to the fellowship.

Professor Gingras's name and citation will appear alongside the others elected to the Fellowship in the March 2012 issue of APS News. Founded in 1899, the American Physical Society, according to its mission statement, "strives to be the leading voice for physics and an authoritative source of physics information for the advancement of physics and the benefit of humanity."