Gerceida Adams-Jones (Liberal Studies) and Kyle Cranmer (Physics) have been elected 2021 Fellows of the American Physical Society (APS). This prestigious peer recognition is limited to no more than one half of one percent of the APS membership each year.
Adams-Jones, who teaches History of the Universe and the Science of Technology in Liberal Studies, received her citation “For publicly addressing inequities in science education in physics and astronomy through the development of curricular materials and community activities, particularly within inner-city communities.” Bringing underrepresented populations into STEM fields is “a source of pride and joy,” writes Adams-Jones. Her research interests include astrophysics, particularly neutron stars.
Cranmer, a Professor of Physics and Data Science, received his citation “For the development of sophisticated statistical tools and concepts, and their application to the successful search for the Higgs boson and measurements of its properties.” Cranmer is an experimental particle physicist working primarily on the Large Hadron Collider based in Geneva, Switzerland. His current interests are at the intersection of physics, statistics, and machine learning.
Adams-Jones and Cranmer join 43 other NYU faculty named APS Fellows since 1931.