Wendell Hill elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
IPST Professor Wendell T. Hill, III, has been elected a 2023 member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1780, the Academy is both an honorary society that recognizes and celebrates the excellence of its members and an independent research center convening leaders from across disciplines, professions, and perspectives to address significant challenges. Academy President David W. Oxtoby said, "With the election of these members, the Academy is honoring excellence, innovation, and leadership and recognizing a broad array of stellar accomplishments. We hope every new member celebrates this achievement and joins our work advancing the common good."
Hill joins IPST colleagues Chris Jarzynski, Eugenia Kalnay, John Weeks, and Ellen Williams honored by the Academy.
Hill's recent research efforts exploit (i) ultracold atoms to study fundamental quantum features, (ii) attosecond pulses to probe quantum-correlated electron dynamics in atoms and molecules and (iii) super-intense laser pulses to investigate ephemeral particle-antiparticle pairs that reveal the quantum nature the vacuum.
He is a Fellow of the Joint Quantum Institute and Affiliate Professor of Physics whose honors include NSF Presidential Young Investigator, fellow of APS and the designation of Science Maker by the History Makers; he has served as the program officer of the AMO program at NSF, a member of the National Academy's Board on Physics and Astronomy as well as a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Centro de Lasers Pulsados (CLPU) in Spain.