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Lawrence Weinstein, professor of physics at Old Dominion University and chair of the CLAS Collaboration at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). His election brings to eight the number of APS fellows in the physics department.

The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who 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. 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.

A member of the Old Dominion faculty since 1992, Weinstein was honored for "his original contributions to the study of nucleon-nucleon correlations in nuclei." Last year, Weinstein and a team of physicists completed one of the first clear measurements of nucleon pairs in nuclei. Their findings were published in the journal Physical Review Letters.

Weinstein received a bachelor's degree in physics from Yale University and a Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to joining the Old Dominion faculty, he served as a research scientist at MIT.

The author of many journal articles and papers, Weinstein has served as coordinator of the Jefferson Laboratory CLAS Multi-Hadron Physics Working Group, and on the board of directors of the Bates Linear Accelerator Users Group and the Jefferson Laboratory Users Group. He is a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers and the Tidewater Teachers of Physics Society.

Other APS fellows in the Physics Department include: Mark Havey, Anatoly Radyushkin, Rocco Schiavilla, Wally Van Orden, Lepsha Vuskovic, Colm Whelan and Bernard Mecking.

This article was posted on: January 26, 2005

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