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EPS Honorary members

The EPS Council can elect individuals whose exceptional achievements in physics, whether in research, industry and/or education merit recognition as an EPS Honorary Member. The total numbers of living EPS Honorary Members at any one time should not exceed 30.


Current Honorary Members

Viktor G. Baryakhtar, Ukraine
Jocelyn Bell Burnell, United Kingdom
Sergio Bertolucci, Italy
Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, France
Hendrik de Waard, The Netherlands
François Englert, Belgium
Gillian A. Gehring, United Kingdom
Theodor Hänsch, Germany
Serge Haroche, France
Ernst Heer, Switzerland
Stefan Hell, Germany
Rolf Heuer, Germany
Peter Higgs, United Kingdom
Gerard 't Hooft, the Netherlands
Martin C. E. Huber, Switzerland
Norbert Kroó, Hungary
Michèle Leduc, France
Stephen Myers, United Kingdom
Philippe Nozieres, France
Herwig Schopper, Germany

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The Honorary Member 2015 is:

Stefan Hell, Germany


"For pioneering work in the physics and applications of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy which has taken optical imaging beyond the diffraction limit, and which has provided research laboratories around the world with the ability to discern the nanoscale features of tissues and cells."

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