University of Utah physicists David C. Ailion and Orest G. Symko have been elected to fellowships in The American Physical Society.
Their election to the society is a high professional honor and recognizes them for the quality of their research, as the society's bylaws stipulate that only 10 percent of the membership may be elected fellows at one time.Symko, a member of the U. physics department since 1970, was nominated for fellowship based on his pioneering work on nuclear cooling, careful investigations of highly disordered systems called "spin glasses" at very low temperatures and a wide variety of applications of superconducting devices.
Ailion, a member of the U. physics department faculty since 1964, was elected to the society for his contributions to the development of nuclear magnetic resonance techniques for application to condensed matter physics and medicine.
In addition, Ailion was recently elected to membership in the International Advisory Committee of the Groupement AMPERE, the major international society of magnetic resonance. He is one of only six Americans so honored.