Member of FRIB User Community named 2022 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

31 January 2023

Rebecca Surman, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Notre Dame, member of the FRIB Users Organization, and former member of the FRIB Theory Alliance Executive Board, has been named a 2022 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals. It was founded in 1848 and includes more than 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. AAAS’s stated mission is to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more.

Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. Surman is among the more than 500 scientists, engineers, and innovators who have been elected 2022 Fellows for their scientifically and socially distinguished achievements throughout their careers.

Rebecca Surman

Surman was elected as an AAAS Fellow for “distinguished contributions to nuclear astrophysics, particularly for investigating and exploiting the relationship between nuclear properties and astrophysics to elucidate the origins of the heaviest elements.”

Read the full Notre Dame release.