Jigang Wang named American Physical Society Fellow


Jigang Wang, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been named a 2021 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).

Wang was selected for this honor which recognizes his distinguished contributions to the field of physics. According to the APS website, Wang was chosen for his “discoveries of coherent excitations and out-of-equilibrium topological and magnetic phenomena, and especially of light-induced Weyl and Dirac semimetals and Higgs modes in iron-based superconductors.”

Each year, the APS honors less than one half of 1% of its total membership with this recognition. Members are nominated by peers and a select portion are elected to the status of Fellow.

The APS’s mission is to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics for the benefit of humanity, promote physics, and serve the broader physics community.