Cleveland, Ohio -- March 13, 2001 -- The American Physical Society (APS) has named Dr. James E. Faller of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as this year's recipient of the Joseph F. Keithley Award.
The annual prize recognizes physicists who have made outstanding advances in measurement science through the development of original measurement techniques or equipment.Nominations are reviewed by a panel of five APS members, who select a person or persons working in the same area whose contributions have made a long-lasting impact on both physics and instrumentation.Dr. Faller
received the Keithley Award during this year's APS meeting held in Seattle, March 12-14.
In its presentation of the Joseph F. Keithley Award, APS
recognized Dr. Faller
development of sensitive gravitational detectors and their successful application to the study of physics and geophysics.As Chief of the Quantum
Physics Division at NIST
and Fellow of JILA
(1), Dr. Faller's other research interests include experimental relativity, fundamental constants, and precision measurements.Dr. Faller received his AB degree from Indiana University and his Ph.D. degree from Princeton University.Currently, he is Fellow of JILA and Professor Adjoint, Department of Physics; previously, he held the position of Chairman, JILA.
Professional affiliations include Fellow of the American Physical Society
, the American Geophysical Union
, the American Association for the Advancement of Science
, the Optical Society of America
and Member, the International Astronomical Union
.Prior honors and awards include the Federal Laboratory Consortium Technology Transfer Award, 1992; Department of Commerce Gold Medal, 1990; and NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, 1973.
The Joseph F. Keithley Award is endowed by Keithley Instruments, Inc.
(NYSE:KEI) and the Instrument and Measurement Science Topical Group (IMSTG).The award honors the founder of Keithley Instruments
outstanding contributions and numerous accomplishments in the area of sensitive and precision instrument development and measurement techniques.
Additional information on Dr. Faller
and on the Joseph F. Keithley Award can be found at www.aps.org/praw/keithley/descrip.html.
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(CU) in Boulder, JILA
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and the National Institute of Standards and Technology
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