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Philip von Doetinchem

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Physics and Astronomy Professor Philip von Doetinchem has been selected as an American Physical Society (APS) Fellow. APS, a nonprofit membership organization working to advance the knowledge of physics, made the announcement on October 19.

The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who have made advances in physics through original research and publication, or made significant contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. Each year, no more than one-half of 1% of the society’s membership is recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow.

“I was very humbled when I learned about the selection as an APS Fellow for the field of physics that I love,” Doetinchem said. “I highly appreciate my great mentors and outstanding UH team and colleagues around the world I could learn from and collaborate with over the years, and I am already looking forward to what is next.”

Doetinchem’s work is focused on the development and analysis of cosmic-ray detectors, especially using cosmic-ray antinuclei as messengers of new physics. His research helps advance the knowledge of the universe and, in particular, the understanding of the nature of dark matter.

Doetinchem is the first UH Mānoa scientist selected as an APS Fellow since Department of Chemistry Professor Ralf Kaiser was selected in 2011.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is housed in UH Mānoa’s College of Natural Sciences.

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