Brown University Professor of Physics, Anastasia Volovich, 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 Volovich's nomination came from the Division of Particles and Fields (DPF) for introducing original perspectives on quantum field theory calculations and uncovering deep mathematical structures in supersymmetric gauge theories, leading to novel and powerful methods of scattering amplitudes evaluation.
Professor Volovich is a theoretical high-energy physicist, working on quantum field theory, general relativity, string theory and related areas in mathematics.