CMSO News, 2012
American Physical Society Awards Fellowships to Los Alamos Scientists
December 18, 2012
Tom Intrator, Los Alamos National Laboratory
LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO, December 18, 2012—Ten scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are being inducted into the ranks of fellowship in the American Physical Society (APS) for 2012.

Tom Intrator, Physics division's Plasma Physics group, for novel experimental investigations of interrelated properties of magnetic flux ropes, magnetic reconnection, and turbulence in astrophysical, space, and fusion physics, and for seminal Alfven-wave current-drive experiments. Nominated by APS Division of Plasma Physics.

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Daniel J. Den Hartog has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society
December 14, 2012
Daniel J.Den Hartog, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Citation: For novel advances in and applications of optical and spectroscopic plasma diagnostic techniques in different magnetic configurations, and for critical experimental contributions in understanding magnetic self-organization in the reversed field pinch.

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Alex Lazarian Honored as APS Fellow
December 13, 2012
Prof. Alex Lazarian, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Astronomy professor Alex Lazarian has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society, an honor bestowed upon no more than half of one percent of the professional society's membership.

The peer-awarded designation is given in recognition of significant research advances or innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology.

Lazarian was chosen for his diverse contributions to the theory of magnetized turbulence and its application to the interstellar medium. He has pioneered the study of fast reconnection in turbulent fluids and discovered the role played by small spinning dust grains in the cosmic microwave foreground emission.

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