Marc Vanderhaeghen selected as fellow of the American Physical Society

Theoretical nuclear and hadron physicist at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz receives a high professional award for his contributions to two-photon physics and the structure of baryons.

May 16, 2013

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Marc Vanderhaeghen, professor at the Institute of Nuclear Physics at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), was selected as a Fellow by the American Physical Society (APS), a high honor, which is awarded for outstanding scientific achievement. The APS selected Vanderhaeghen in recognition of his exceptional contributions to physics. Vanderhaeghen made pioneering contributions to two-photon physics and accomplished fundamental work concerning the inner structure of baryons.

Vanderhaeghen's research within the JGU Institute of Nuclear Physics' Theory Group focuses on the areas of quantumchromodynamics of generalized Parton distribution, two-photon exchange processes, real and virtual Compton scattering and the prediction of symmetry for electromagnetic processes.

With over 50,000 members, the American Physical Society is, aside from the German Research Foundation (DFG), the second largest scientific association for physics in the world. The society was founded in 1899 with the aim of promoting and spreading the understanding of physics. The society annually awards the status of Fellow to a maximum of 0.5 percent of its members, which currently amounts to about 250 people. The election is considered a distinguished honor due to the fact that the assessment process is carried out by fellow professionals. The honor is awarded to scientists who have paved the way for substantial advances in fundamental research or have made significant contributions to scientific or technological applications.