Dr. Reiner Kruecken named Fellow of AAAS

December 2, 2019

20191202Reiner-2015_2%20-%2080x105%20crop_0.jpg Congratulations to Dr. Reiner Kruecken (TRIUMF/UBC Physics & Astronomy), who has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He was elected for his work elucidating the structure of exotic nuclei and astrophysical heavy element synthesis, and for his leadership in the international nuclear physics community.

This year 443 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. New Fellows will be formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on 29 November 2019. They will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington.

“The election as AAAS Fellow is a great honour for myself and a recognition of the people I had the privilege of working with,” said Kruecken. “I look forward to continuing contribute to research in nuclear and particle physics, and to leverage my experience for the advancement of science.” 

For the complete list of newly elected fellows or for more information, visit the AAAS announcement and the TRIUMF announcement.

About AAAS

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. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world. 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, see www.aaas.org.