We are pleased to announce the 2015 GGR APS Fellows! Congratulations to the new fellows.
–Deirdre Shoemaker, APS GGR Chair
2015 GGR APS Fellows
Emanuele Berti (University of Mississippi)
For important contributions to theoretical gravitational-wave physics, including quasi-normal modes of black holes, tests of alternative theories, the links between analytic and numerical relativity, and the astrophysics of merging black holes.
Laura Cadonati (Georgia Institute of Technology)
For leadership of the gravitational-wave data analysis and astrophysics efforts of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, including work connecting numerical modeling of sources to observations with the LIGO, Virgo, and GEO detectors.
Yanbei Chen (Caltech)
For major contributions to our understanding of quantum noise in gravitational wave interferometers, for inventing the double optical spring, and for formulating a vision for experimental research on macroscopic quantum mechanics.
Dennis Coyne (Caltech)
For extraordinary engineering leadership in the construction of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Laboratory and the Advanced LIGO Detectors.
Daniel Sigg (Caltech)
For development of techniques essential to the successful high-sensitivity operation of gravitational wave detectors and leadership in commissioning the LIGO detectors.
Mark Trodden (University of Pennsylvania)
For pioneering work in theoretical cosmology and astroparticle physics, including explorations of theoretical explanations for the acceleration of the Universe.
Alan Weinstein (Caltech)
For leadership in developing and testing the new generation of gravitational wave detectors, data analysis and searches for astrophysical sources of gravitational waves, and making LIGO data available to the broader community.
Bernard Whiting (University of Florida)
For influential contributions to wide-ranging areas of gravitational physics, including tests of Newtonian gravity, stability of the Kerr metric, and the self-force problem.