Dr. Paul Halpern Named American Physical Society Fellow


Published on October 12, 2017

Paul HalpernPaul Halpern, PhD, has been named among the 2017 American Physical Society (APS) fellows for his exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise.

Dr. Halpern, a professor of physics at University of the Sciences, was noted for his work communicating the history of physics in his numerous authoritative and entertaining books. The organization also honored him for his leadership of the APS Historic Sites Committee.

Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers. Each nomination is evaluated by the Fellowship committee and successful candidates are elected by the APS Council.

Dr. Halpern is author of 15 popular science books including his most recent, The Quantum Labyrinth: How Richard Feynman and John Wheeler Revolutionized Time and Reality, which explores the unlikely friendship between physicists Richard Feynman and John Wheeler. Dr. Halpern’s work explores the subjects of space, time, higher dimensions, dark energy, dark matter, exoplanets, particle physics and cosmology.

He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship, and an Athenaeum Literary Award. A regular contributor to NOVA's The Nature of Reality physics blog, he has appeared on numerous radio and television shows including “Future Quest” and "The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special".

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