Brown University Professor of Physics, Marcus Spradlin, has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).
The criterion for election is exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise; e.g., outstanding physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education. Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers.
Each nomination is evaluated by the Fellowship committee of the appropriate APS division, topical group or forum, or by the APS General Fellowship committee. After review by the full APS Fellowship Committee, the successful candidates are elected by APS Council. Professor Spradlin's nomination came from the Division of Particles and Fields for contributions to the understanding of the mathematical structure of quantum field theory, in particular supersymmetric gauge theory.
Professor Spradlin is a theoretical high-energy physicist, working on string theory, quantum gravity, and mathematical aspects of quantum field theory.