Two Jefferson Lab Associates Honored

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NEWPORT NEWS—Two researchers affiliated with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility have been selected by their peers for the distinct honor of Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). The APS announced its 2021 Fellows on Oct. 13.

“Each year, our colleagues in the American Physical Society choose to bestow the title of APS Fellow on a small fraction of its membership,” said Jefferson Lab Director Stuart Henderson. “We are proud to recognize members of our staff and scientific user community who have been named 2021 APS Fellows. Both of these honorees have made unique contributions to nuclear physics, whether through the science and technology that enable these studies or through progressing the science of nuclear physics itself.”

According to the APS, Fellows have made exceptional contributions to physics. This year’s two Jefferson Lab honorees have contributed to particle accelerator science and research on the structure of the proton.

The newly selected APS Fellows for 2021 include:

Todd Satogata, Jefferson Lab Center for Advanced Studies of Accelerators director. Satogata was cited for outstanding experimental and theoretical contributions to the understanding of the dynamics of ions and polarized beams in colliders and recirculators, and for extraordinary leadership in improving accelerator physics education and curriculum development.

Paul Reimer, Argonne National Lab. Reimer was cited for important experimental insight into the structure of the proton, most notably in using the Drell-Yan reaction to measure the flavor dependence of the sea of antiquarks in the proton.

The APS is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics. Each year, no more than one half of one percent of its membership may be elected to fellowship status. The APS has more than 55,000 members employed in academia, national laboratories and industry worldwide. Click here for the full list of 2021 APS Fellows.