Friday, October 9, 2020

A physicist at the University of Iowa has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society.

Vincent Rodgers, professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, was elected a fellow “for significant, wide-ranging contributions to outreach and engagement promoting the understanding and appreciation of physics to diverse audiences,” the APS announced.

Rodgers joined the Iowa department in 1989 as an assistant professor in physics and astronomy. His research interests are in theoretical particle physics and string theory.

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.