Former JILA Fellow Chris Greene received one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Greene, professor of physics and astronomy at Purdue University, was named to the National Academy of Sciences this week. He is one of 100 new members invited to join the academy on April 30.
Greene's work includes studying ultra cold few-body and many-body quantum systems, ultrafast laser interactions with atoms and molecules, novel and multichannel Rydberg molecules, electron-molecule collisions and dissociative recombination.
The National Academy of Sciences was created in 1863 by an act of Congress to advise the nation on scientific and research matters. The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to furthering science and technology and their use for the general welfare. There are currently 2,347 active members and 487 foreign associates.