Astronomy Congratulates Professor Eliot Quataert on being elected to the AAAS
The 1780 Charter of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences states that purpose of the Academy is "to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity, and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people." AAAS Members have included John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Maria Mitchell, Alexander Graham Bell, Jonas Salk, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Aaron Copland, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Laurence Olivier, Mary Leakey, Akira Kurosawa, and Nelson Mandela (to name a few).
Nine UC Berkeley faculty have been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a time-honored, prestigious society that convenes leaders in academic, business and government sectors to solve critical national and global challenges, including Eliot Quataert, professor of astronomy and of physics and director of UC Berkeley’s Theoretical Astrophysics Center. A theoretician, Quataert investigates a wide variety of problems, including black holes, stellar physics, plasma astrophysics and galaxy formation. Continue reading…