AVA partner awarded Fellowship of The American Physical Society

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AVA partner, Dr William Bertsche, lecturer in the Accelerator Physics group of the University of Manchester School of Physics and Astronomy and the Cockcroft Institute, has just been elected as Fellow of The American Physical Society (APS) for seminal contributions to the trapping of antihydrogen atoms and subsequent spectroscopic measurements on them; in particular for the development, of the auto-resonant mixing technique and other non-neutral plasma manipulations crucial to the first demonstration of anti-atom trapping in 2010.  He was nominated by the division of Plasma Physics.

The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in knowledge through original research and publication or made significant and 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. Each year, no more than one-half of one percent of the then current membership of the Society are recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow in The American Physical Society.