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SU’s Bowick elected to fellowship in American Physical Society
SU’s Bowick elected to fellowshipin American Physical SocietyDecember 01, 2004Edward Byrnesedbyrnes@syr.edu
Mark Bowick, a physics professor in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been elected to a fellowship in the American Physical Society (APS). Bowick was appointed at the APS Council meeting in November.
The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in knowledge through original research and publication or made significant and innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. They may also have made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of the Society. Each year, no more than one-half of one percent of the membership of the Society are recognized by their peers for election to the status of fellow in the APS.
Bowick’s citation reads, “With formidable analytic skills, numerical simulations and energetic collaborations with experimentalists, Mark Bowick has made significant contributions to understanding polymerized membranes and defect arrays in frozen topographies.” Bowick was nominated by the Division of Condensed Matter Physics.
Bowick received his bachelor of science degree in 1977 from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He earned his Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics in 1983 from the California Institute of Technology. After postdoctoral research positions at Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he joined the SU faculty in 1987 as assistant professor of physics. He was promoted to associate professor in 1993 and to full professor in 1998. For more information on Bowick and his research, visit his web page at http://www.physics.syr.edu/~bowick/.
Other SU faculty also serving as APS fellows include A. P. Balachandran, Joshua Goldberg, Marvin Goldberg, Bruce Hudson, Nahmin Horwitz, Cristina Marchetti, Giancarlo Moneti, Fritz Rohrlich, Peter Saulson, Rafael Sorkin, Paul Souder, Joseph Schechter, Tomasz Skwarnicki, Sheldon Stone and Kameshwar Wali.
The American Physical Society was founded in 1899. Today, the APS is active in public and governmental affairs, and in the international physics community. In addition, the Society conducts extensive programs in education, public outreach and media relations.