UCLA Mathnet Login

Mason Porter and Andrea Bertozzi Named Fellows of the American Physical Society for 2016

American Physical Society (APS)
Professor Andrea Bertozzi
Professor Mason Porter

Professors Mason Porter and Andrea Bertozzi of the Department of Mathematics have been named Fellows of the American Physical Society (APS).

Porter, who joined the faculty as a professor a few months ago after nine years at University of Oxford, was recognized, through APS's Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics, "For fundamental contributions to the development of new methods and applications in complex networks, including novel measures and techniques for the analysis of multilayer interconnected systems, and for work in nonlinear waves in granular crystals, optical media, and atomic Bose-Einstein condensates." At age 40, Porter is among the youngest APS Fellows.

Bertozzi, Director of Applied Mathematics and Betsy Wood Knapp Chair for Innovation and Creativity, was recognized, through APS's Division of Fluid Dynamics, "For seminal work on thin film fluid analysis and modeling, contributions to the understanding of vorticity and incompressible flow, experimentation on particle laden-free surface flow, and application of fluid models to biological and technological problems."

Porter and Bertozzi are both known for their cross-disciplinary work in a broad spectrum of topics, including both core mathematical subjects and their application to physics, social science, engineering, biology, and many other areas.


The American Physical Society was founded on 20 May 1899 and has more than 50000 members. Election to Fellowship is "a distinct honor reserved for no more than 0.5% of members each year, recognizing exceptional contributions to physics."


Professors Pietro Musumeci and Jianwei (John) Miao from the Department of Physics & Astronomy were also named APS Fellows this year.


For a full list of APS fellows, see https://www.aps.org/programs/honors/fellowships/


For more information on the American Physical Society: https://www.aps.org/about/governance/annual-reports/upload/annrep2015.pdf