Fortson Named APS Fellow

Lucy Fortson, Professor and Associate Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy, has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

She was cited for her “groundbreaking innovations to public engagement in astrophysics research, and for the fundamental advancement of understanding active galactic nuclei through leadership in high energy gamma ray astronomy.”

Each year, no more than one half of one percent of the Society membership is recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow in the American Physical Society. This year, 163 Fellows were selected and recognized for their contributions to science. The addition of Fortson to this group, brings the total number of APS Fellows in the current faculty of the School to 42.