Congratulations to Prof. Michelle Simmons, UNSW Sydney, and Prof. Geoff Pryde, Griffith University, who were announced as 2021 American Physical Society Fellows on Oct. 13.

The APS Fellowship Program recognizes members who have made exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise in physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education.


Prof. Pryde was awarded his fellowship for pioneering developments and advancements in photonic quantum information science, photonic entanglement-enhanced metrology, loss-tolerant quantum protocols for entanglement distribution, and the study of quantum correlations and quantum measurement.



Prof. Simmons received her fellowship for inventing a radical technology for building atomic-scale devices, and for pioneering their use in the creation of precision atom qubits in silicon.



Each year, no more than one half of one percent of the Society’s 55,000 members are recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow in the American Physical Society. This year, 155 Fellows were selected and recognized for their contributions to science.