Congratulations to five CMS scientists, Tulika Bose, Yuri Gershtein, Andrei Gritsan, George Wei-Shu Hou and Markus Klute, who were elected as American Physical Society (APS) Fellows in 2019 for their exceptional contributions to the field of physics.
The APS Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers. The program was created in 1921 to recognize members for their 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.
Professor of Physics, University of Wisconsin–Madison
For leadership coordinating the CMS physics program and trigger system, and for contributions to the development of high level triggers and searches for heavy vector bosons and vector-like quarks.
Professor of Physics, Rutgers University
For important contributions to searches for physics beyond the Standard Model at both the Tevatron and the Large Hadron Collider, and for developing innovative techniques for precision photon measurement that directly contributed to the Higgs boson discovery.
Professor of Physics, Johns Hopkins University
For significant contributions to the discovery and to the characterization of the Higgs Boson at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, and for significant contributions to the measurement of sin2alpha at the SLAC PEP II collider.
George Wei-Shu Hou
Professor of Physics, National Taiwan University
For novel contributions to the theory of flavor and charge-parity violation, and for his role in initiating Taiwan's experimental collaboration with Belle and CMS.
Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
For work establishing the coupling of the Higgs boson to tau leptons, and for establishing the physics case for colliders beyond the Large Hadron Collider, including the High Luminosity LHC.