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Jorge Pullin
Penn State

Several members of the Topical Group on Gravitation were elected APS fellows.

Nominated through the Topical Group on Gravitation:

Robert Wald, University of Chicago, ``For his contributions to the understanding of classical and quantum gravity; especially for his seminal role in the development of a rigorous basis for quantum field theory in curved spacetime.''

Rainer Weiss, MIT, ``For his pioneering work in the development of laser-interferometric detectors for gravitational radiation, and his contributions to the study of the spectrum and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background. ``

Nominated through the Division of Astrophysics:

James Bardeen, University of Washington, ``For his seminal contributions to the theory of cosmological density perturbations, relativistic astrophysics, and galactic structure.''

Edmund Bertschinger, MIT, ``For his outstanding contributions to theoretical cosmology, especially in the understanding of structure formation in the universe.''

Nominated through the Forum for International Physics:

Rodolfo Gambini, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay, ``For distinguished research in field theory and gravitation, notably on geometrical techniques and the loop representation of gauge theories, and for mentoring theoretical physicists in Latin America.''

The complete list of new fellows can be seen in http://www.aps.org/fellowship/96indx.html

Jorge Pullin
Tue Feb 4 22:28:54 EST 1997