Jean-Luc Thiffeault was named as an 2022 Fellow by the American Physical Society. He is cited “for innovative contributions to the understanding of mixing and transport in dynamical systems, including the development of topological methods, and the understanding of enhanced diffusion by swimming micro-organisms.” He is one of four recipients on the UW campus.
The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in physics through original research and publication, or made significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. They may also have made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of the Society.
Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one’s professional peers. Each year, no more than one half of one percent of the Society’s membership (excluding student members) is recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow of the American Physical Society.