Member of FRIB user community named 2023 American Physical Society Fellow

20 October 2023

William Raphael “Raph” Hix, a computational astrophysicist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and member of the FRIB user community, has been named a 2023 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).

APS is the major professional organization for physicists in the United States. It has over 50,000 members from academia, national laboratories, and industry. The mission of the APS is to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics for the benefit of humanity, promote physics, and serve the broader physics community.

Fellows are selected for their outstanding contributions to physics. Each year, the number of APS fellows elected is no more than one half of one percent of the membership.

Hix was elected for a Fellowship for “contributions to understanding explosive thermonuclear burning and nucleosynthesis, particularly in contexts like supernovae.” He is the group leader of the Theoretical and Computational Physics group of ORNL’s Physics Division.

Read the full ORNL release.

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