Florida Tech Professor Named Fellow of the American Physical Society

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Laszlo Baksay, Ph.D., Florida Tech professor in the Department of Physics and Space Sciences, has been named a Fellow in the American
Physical Society (APS). Election to Fellowship in the society is limited to no more than one half of one percent of the membership and denotes peer
recognition of outstanding contributions to physics.

“Dr. Baksay is the first of our full-time faculty to be named an APS Fellow. We are proud that the APS has recognized his many years of work on behalf of
the international physics community,” said Terry Oswalt, Ph.D., head of the Department of Physics and Space Sciences.

Baksay’s citation will read: For his contributions to high energy physics, leadership of international collaborations especially in bringing the Hungarian
physics community into the international enterprise, innovations and activities in science education and many efforts for the APS international program and
the Forum on International Physics.

The announcement of his Fellowship citation will be published in the March 2009 issue of APS News.

From 1999 to 2006 Baksay was head of the Florida Tech Department of Physics and Space Sciences. He received his doctoral degree at Technical University,
Aachen, Germany.

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