Mathematics Professor Juan M. Restrepo has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). The APS Council of Representatives made this decision during its September 2019 meeting, upon the recommendation of the APS Topical Group on Physics of Climate (GPC). Professor Restrepo was recongnized for advancing the understanding of wave dynamics and uncertainty quantification in the climate system.

The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and promote the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. 

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.

The APS views Fellowship as a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers. Each year, no more than one half of one percent of the Society’s membership (excluding student members) is recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow of the American Physical Society. The list of 2019 APS Fellows can be viewed at this site.

Professor Restrepo was previously elected a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in 2018, and has also received the prestigious 2017 SIAM Geosciences Career Prize.  He  was elected president for a three year term of the Nonlinear Geophysics Section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and will serve as president elect in 2019,  president in 2020, and then as past president in 2021.

Congratulations, Juan, on being elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society! 


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