Fellow Thomas Perkins has been named a 2017 Fellow of the American Physical Society. He was cited for innovations in precision measurement of dynamic biological systems at the smallest scales.
Perkins’s fellowship was recommended by the APS Division of Biological Physics. He is the first JILA Fellow to receive an APS fellowship through this division.
The number of APS Fellows elected each year is limited to no more than one-half a percent of the membership. Only seven fellows could be elected through the bioogical physics division this year. Perkins' nomination is therefore a prestigious recognition of his outstanding contributions to physics.