Fabrizio Carbone elected APS Fellow

Fabrizio Carbone. Credit: EPFL

Fabrizio Carbone. Credit: EPFL

EPFL Professor Fabrizio Carbone of the School of Basic Sciences has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society.

The American Physical Society (APS) is the world's largest organization of physicists. It was founded in 1899 “to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics”. Today, the APS numbers some 50,000 members worldwide, and publishes over a dozen scientific journals, including the prestigious Physical Review and Physical Review Letters. It also runs more than twenty science conferences each year, and is a member society of the American Institute of Physics.

Despite its size, APS Fellows make up a mere 0.5% of the Society’s membership, making it a distinct honor. According to its criteria, fellowships is awarded for “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.”

This year, the APS has elected into its Fellows Professor Fabrizio Carbone at EPFL’s Institute of Physics. Professor Carbone directs the Laboratory for Ultrafast Microscopy and Electron Scattering, where his research focuses on the investigation of matter in out of equilibrium conditions by means of spectroscopy, diffraction and imaging.

The APS citation for Professor Carbone reads: For pioneering work using ultrafast electron scattering instrumentation to discover andcontrol new states of matter at the nanometer and sub-femtosecond scales.