Andrea Cavalleri elected AAAS Fellow

Max Planck director Andrea Cavalleri of the MPSD at CFEL has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

This year 391 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. New Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a rosette pin on Saturday, 18 February from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2017 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, USA.

This year’s AAAS Fellows will be formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on 25 November 2016.

As part of the Section on Physics, Andrea Cavalleri, director at the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter at CFEL in Hamburg, was elected as an AAAS Fellow “for pioneering contributions to the development and use of ultrafast and ultra-intense laser fields to create and probe photo induced phase transitions in correlated electron materials.”

The tradition of AAAS Fellows began in 1874. Currently, members can be considered for the rank of Fellow if nominated by the steering groups of the Association’s 24 sections, or by any three Fellows who are current AAAS members, or by the AAAS chief executive officer. Fellows must have been continuous members of AAAS for four years by the end of the calendar year in which they are elected.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes nearly 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. The non-profit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more.