Pinczuk Named Fellow of Academy of Arts and Sciences

Prof. Aron Pinczuk is one of five Columbia professors who have been named 2009 fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This prestigious honorary society and center for independent policy research was founded in 1780, bringing “the arts and sciences into constructive interplay with the leaders of both the public and private sectors,” according to its website.

The new inductees from Columbia join 207 new fellows and 19 foreign honorary members inducted from a broad range of disciplines and professions—artists and scientists, jurists and scholars, corporate and civic leaders. The academy's new members come from universities, museums, national laboratories, private research institutes, businesses and foundations.

Aron Pinczuk, a professor of applied physics and physics at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, specializes in the unique properties of semiconductors and is known as a leading experimentalist of inelastic light. Pinczuk, originally from Buenos Aires, earned a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1969 and holds numerous honors, including the Oliver E. Buckley Prize for Condensed Matter Physics bestowed on him by the American Physical Society in 1994. He was affiliated with Bell Labs from 1978 to 2008.

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Five Columbia Professors Named 2009 Fellows of Academy of Arts and Sciences


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