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Academic society inducts faculty

Betti
Boyd
Foster
Tipton
Betti

Boyd

Foster

Tipton


Four scientists from the fields of physics, optics, mechanical engineering, and radiology have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society. Riccardo Betti, Robert Boyd, Thomas Foster, and Paul Tipton received the honor that is given to less than one half of 1 percent of the membership each year.

Betti, associate professor of mechanical engineering and physics and scientist in the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, was recognized for his contributions to the study of inertial confinement fusion, a promising method for controlled thermonuclear fusion, and for his work in magnetic fusion energy research.

Boyd, the M. Parker Givens Professor of Optics, was honored for contributions to the understanding of the nonlinear interaction of light with matter. Boyd is a fellow of the Optical Society of America and the holder of four patents.

Foster, whose research involves optical methods in cancer treatment and diagnosis, was acknowledged by the society for his advancement of magnetic resonance imaging, photodynamic therapy, and diffuse-light optical studies of tissues. Foster, associate professor of radiology, also holds appointments at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center and in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute of Optics in the College.

Tipton, professor of physics, received recognition for his role in the 1995 discovery and recent study of the top quark, a subatomic particle so massive it may be the final key to understanding the fundamental nature of matter, and for his part in the construction of the detector used in that discovery.



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