Mary Silber is elected American Physical Society Fellow

The American Physical Society (APS) Council of Representatives elected Mary Silber for Fellowship in the Society at its September 2015 meeting.  She was cited,

For contributions to bifurcation theory in the presence of symmetries, and its application to the theory of pattern selection in nonlinear, spatially extended, dissipative physical systems.

Mary Silber is one of the founding Principal Investigators of the Mathematics and Climate Research Network. She started the Mathematics of Climate Tipping Points Research Focus Group (RFG) and is also involved with the Nonautonomous Bifurcations and Rate-induced Tipping (NBRIT) RFG and the Konza Project RFG.  She is a Professor in the Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University, and has recently accepted a position in the Department of Statistics at the University of Chicago. Silber completed her Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Silber was nominated  upon the recommendation of the Topical Group on Statistical & Nonlinear Physics (GSNP).   Election to Fellowship in the American Physical Society is limited to no more than one half of one percent of the membership.  It is recognition by peers for outstanding contributions to physics.  Mary Silber's name and Fellowship citation, as well as the others elected to Fellowship this year will be published in an upcoming issue of APS News.

 

 

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