Peers name Novotny AAAS Fellow


Mark A. Novotny

Mark A. Novotny of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Mississippi State is among three faculty members who were recently honored as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Novotny and Mark F. Horstemeyer of mechanical and computational engineering (click here for more), James C. Newman Jr. of aerospace engineering (click here for more) received the high honor awarded by their peers in recognition of scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Based in Washington, D.C., the AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society. The organization publishes the prestigious journal Science, as well as Science Translational Medicine and Science Signaling.

Novotny has headed the physics and astronomy department since 2001. From 2002-05, he also directed the High Performance Computing Collaboratory Center for Computational Sciences.

Before coming to MSU, he was a scholar and scientist at Florida State University's Supercomputer Computations Research Institute. A Fellow of the American Physical Society, he also recently was named a Dynasty Foundation Visiting Scientist.

Last year, Novotny was among 40 foreign physicists, mathematicians and biologists receiving full travel grants to speak at academic institutions in Russia.

Founded in 1848, the AAAS includes 261 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals around the world. Open to all, the non-profit organization works to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education and other area.

With an estimated total readership of one million, Science currently has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world.

Allison Matthews | University Relations

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