Carnegie Mellon University
November 17, 2017

Manfred Paulini Elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society

By Jocelyn Duffy

Jocelyn Duffy

Manfred Paulini, professor of physics and associate dean for faculty and graduate affairs at the Mellon College of Science, has been elected as a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).

The APS limits the number of fellows to no more than one-half of one percent of its members. According to the APS, fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one’s professional peers. Fellows are elected based on their contributions to physics, through research, application of physics, leadership and service, or their contributions to physics education.

Paulini, who was nominated by the APS Division of Particles and Fields, was recognized for his leadership in large scale physics experiments and his work connecting particle physics with cosmology.

As a member of the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) experiment, Paulini searched for charge conjugation parity symmetry violations (CP violations) in decays of neutral B mesons. Finding these violations could yield clues that will help physicists to better understand why matter seems to predominate over antimatter in the universe.

Paulini is also a member of the Compact Muon Solenoid Detector experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. There, he is searching for supersymmetric particles — possible candidates to explain dark matter in the universe.

The American Physical Society is a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy and international activities. APS represents over 50,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories and industry in the United States and throughout the world.