Norman Lebovitz, professor emeritus in mathematics, is among 250 newly elected 2012 fellows of the American Physical Society. Each year, no more than one half of 1 percent of the society’s members is recognized by their peers as APS fellows.
APS cited Lebovitz, MS’57, PhD, ’61, for “fundamental work on the fluid mechanics of rotating stars and self-gravitating masses, and for the development and use of mathematical methods applied to problems of geophysical and astrophysical fluid dynamics.”
The APS fellowship program was created to recognize members who have made advances in physics through original research and publication, or who made significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science or technology. They also may have made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in society activities.