Purdue University professor elected to prestigious science organization

The National Academy of Sciences elected Purdue Physics and Astronomy Professor Chris Greene.

Posted: May 12, 2019 7:38 PM
Updated: May 13, 2019 4:48 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — One of the nation's most prestigious science organizations elected a Purdue Professor to its team.

The National Academy of Sciences elected Purdue Physics and Astronomy Professor Chris Greene.

The Academy has more than 2,000 members, all experts in different science fields. Greene's is an expert in theoretical, molecular and optical physics.

The academy was created for scientists to be consultants to Congress and Executive Branch members.

Greene said this accomplishment doesn't only belong to him.

“Purdue is now a real serious player in this field,” said Greene. “That's pretty exciting to come to Purdue and see the investment Purdue has made really pay off with some absolutely top-notch faculty.”

Greene said this accomplishment is validation for his work as well as others in his field.

“Many of us who are working in this subfield of physics and there have not been that many members of the Theoretical, Atomic, Molecular and Optical community who have been in the academy,” said Greene.

Greene has worked at the university for seven years. Greene shares his academy membership with one other professor in his department.

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