Professor Robert Schoelkopf elected to Fellowship in the American Physical Society

December 8, 2005

Robert J Schoelkopf , professor of applied physics and physics at Yale University has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) for his innovative use of microwave techniques. His citation states:

For his innovative use of microwave techniques, including invention of the radio frequency single electron transistor and development of the first realization of strong coupling cavity QED in electrical circuits.

The APS is one of the premier professional associations for researchers in the physical sciences. Election to Fellowship is limited to no more than one half of one percent of the membership and represents peer recognition for outstanding contributions to physics.

The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in physics through original research and publication, or made significant 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.

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