Dr. Michael Schulz, professor of physics at the University of Missouri-Rolla and director of the UMR Laboratory for Atomic, Molecular and Optical Research, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society.
He will be inducted during the conference dinner at the annual meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics to be held May 17-21 in Lincoln, Neb.
Schulz studies atomic physics with an emphasis on ion-atom collisions. His research focuses on improving the understanding of the many-body problem, one of the fundamental problems in physics, which has relevance in areas beyond atomic physics. His work was featured in the March 6, 2003, issue of the British journal Nature.
The fellowship selection process is based on scientific achievement. Schulz was awarded APS fellowship for his work with fundamental experiments on atomic break-up processes.
The APS was founded in 1899 to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics and science in general. The organization, which currently boasts more than 43,000 members, publishes several physics journals and is active in public and governmental affairs and in the international physics community. It conducts extensive programs in education, public outreach, and media relations.