Jefferson Lab-Affiliated Researchers Named APS Fellows

Three scientists who conduct research at Jefferson Lab have been named 2019 APS Fellows

The Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is the scientific home to award-winning researchers in the physical sciences. This year, the American Physical Society has announced that three scientists who have conducted or plan to conduct research at Jefferson Lab have been named to its list of 2019 fellowships.

The APS Fellowships are a distinct honor bestowed by a physicist’s professional peers for exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise.

This year’s honorees include:

Epelbaum, Evgeny
Ruhr University Bochum
Citation: For pioneering developments in nuclear forces and electroweak currents in chiral effective field theory and for their successful applications in few- and many-body systems.

Paschke, Kent
University of Virginia
Citation: For using parity violation in electron scattering to study the structure of the nucleon and nuclei and the physics beyond the standard model, and for achieving unprecedented control over helicity-correlated systematic errors associated with polarized electron beams.

Surrow, Bernd
Temple University
Citation: For developing the methodology and fundamental measurements for determining the spin structure and dynamics of the proton using W-boson and jet production in high-energy polarized proton collisions, and for developing a future electron-ion collider facility.

According to the American Physical Society, the APS Fellowship Program recognizes members who may have made advances in physics through original research and publication, or made significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. Each year, no more than one half of one percent of its membership may be elected to the status of fellow. The APS has more than 55,000 members.

Contact: Kandice Carter, Jefferson Lab Communications Office, 757-269-7263,


Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, or Jefferson Lab, for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. JSA is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Southeastern Universities Research Association, Inc. (SURA).

DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, visit