Physicist Andris Dimits elected 2012 APS fellow

Feb. 11, 2013

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Physicist Andris Dimits elected 2012 APS fellow

LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Andris Dimits, a physicist in the Fusion Energy Sciences Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has been selected as a 2012 American Physical Society (APS) fellow.

Dimits was cited in the plasma physics category for "important insights and contributions to the theory and simulation of kinetic turbulent transport in magnetized plasmas, including the effects of self-consistent turbulence-induced velocity shear and Coulomb collisions." He joined LLNL in 1990 and has worked on theory and simulation of magnetized fusion plasmas, hydrodynamic instability and turbulence and high energy density physics, as well as high-order and multilevel Monte-Carlo simulation algorithm development.

"Working at LLNL has given me the opportunity to work on a variety of stimulating and important problems," Dimits said. "It has also provided an excellent base for participation in several very rewarding multi-institutional, national and international team collaborations. I feel very fortunate to have been able to work with many dedicated, first-rate scientists, both within LLNL and outside."

In the past 25 years, nearly 100 LLNL employees have been elected APS fellows.

APS fellowships are awarded after extensive review and are considered a distinct honor because the evaluation process, conducted by the fellowship committees of individual divisions, topical groups and forums, relies on nomination and recommendation by one's professional peers. Election to APS fellowship is limited to no more than one half of 1 percent of APS' membership for a given year.