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David Nesbitt Elected as 2013 Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Published: 04-24-2013

David Nesbitt, JILA Fellow.

David Nesbitt has been elected as a 2013 member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He joins some of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts, including JILA Fellows Carl Lineberger, Eric Cornell, Margaret Murnane, and Deborah Jin, Fellow emeritus Carl Wieman, and such luminaries as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Webster, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Albert Einstein, and Winston Churchill.

“Our deepest congratulations go out to David from all of JILA for his recognition by the academy,” said JILA Chair Murray Holland.  “David has made seminal contributions to diverse fields of both chemistry and physics, including laser spectroscopy, gas-phase reaction dynamics, nanomaterials, and single-molecule biophysics. His election to this prestigious honorary society is well deserved.”

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences Class of 2013 also includes Bruce Springsteen, Robert DeNiro, Annie Dillard, Pete Seeger, Herbie Hancock, Sally Field, Rene Fleming, John Glenn, and ... 2012 Nobel Laureate Dave Wineland of NIST Boulder.

Nesbitt joins one of the nation’s most prestigious organizations, which is also a leading center for independent policy research. Its members make contributions to science and technology policy, energy and global security, social policy and American institutions, and the humanities, arts, and education.

“Election to the Academy honors individual accomplishment and calls upon members to serve the public good,” said Academy President Leslie C. Berlowitz. “We look forward to drawing on the knowledge and expertise of these distinguished men and women to advance solutions to the pressing policy challenges of the day.”


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