Göttingen Physicist Bodenschatz appointed as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Eberhard Bodenschatz, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization has now been appointed Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest scientific society.

November 24, 2020

"It is an extraordinary pleasure and great honor to be elected as a new member of this time-honored society, the AAAS," said Eberhard Bodenschatz. In the laudatory speech, Bodenschatz is honored for his "outstanding research contributions to nonlinear phenomena including fluid turbulence, cardiac dynamics, cloud physics, thermal convection, chemotaxis and Lagrangian dynamics". Fellows have been elected to the AAAS since 1874. The certificate and a rosette will be presented virtually to the Göttingen flow researcher Bodenschatz on November 27, 2020 at the annual meeting of the AAAS.

Impressive research achievements

Eberhard Bodenschatz received his doctorate in theoretical physics from the University of Bayreuth in 1989. From 1989 to 1992, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in experimental physics at the University of California in Santa Barbara until he was appointed professor of experimental physics at Cornell University in New York State (1992 to 2005). Since 2005, Eberhard Bodenschatz has been Director at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen, and since 2007 he has also been Professor at the University of Göttingen. In addition, Professor Bodenschatz is Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, Cottrell Scholar, Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), Fellow of the European Mechanics Society (EUROMECH) and Fellow of the European Physical Society. He is a member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities and a newly elected member of the Academy of Sciences Leopoldina since spring 2020. From 2014 to 2017, Eberhard Bodenschatz served as Chairman of the Chemical-Physical-Technical Section of the Max Planck Society, from 2013 to 2017 as Coordinator of the European High Performance Infrastructure for Turbulence Research (EuHIT), and from 2016 to 2020 as Chairman of the German Physical Society. He also edited the New Journal of Physics for eleven years as editor-in-chief. Since his arrival at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen in 2005, Eberhard Bodenschatz has built up the Göttingen Turbulence Facility, in which he uses gases at high pressure to study the fundamental properties of strong turbulence. Eberhard Bodenschatz conducts his experiments on cloud physics on Zugspitze Mountain at the innovative Environmental Research Institute Schneefernerhaus and on the German research vessels Maria S. Merian and Meteor. For his outstanding fluid dynamics research, the American Physical Society awarded him the highly respected Stanley Corrsin Award in November 2014 and the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France, conferred an honorary doctorate "honoris causa" in April 2015. "In my new role as a Fellow of the AAAS, I am able to influence the development of science not only in the United States but worldwide.  I look forward to that," says Bodenschatz.

Venerable historical scientific Society: The American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science, as well as Science Translational Medicine; Science Signaling; a digital, open-access journal, Science Advances; Science Immunology; and Science Robotics. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes more than 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. The nonprofit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more. For additional information about AAAS:  www.aaas.org.

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