Leading the Way
Texas Tech University astrophysicist Alessandra Corsi contributed to the detection of gravitational waves, which in turn confirmed a major prediction of Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity. Corsi is pictured here against an artist's rendering (source: SXS) of two black holes merging, an event proven to produce gravitational waves.
Astrophysicist Alessandra Corsi Named Fellow of American Physical Society
Written 9.19.19 by Glenys Young
Alessandra Corsi, an associate professor in the Texas Tech University Department of Physics & Astronomy, has been named a 2019 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) for her exceptional contributions to the discovery of both gravitational wave sources and their electromagnetic counterparts.
The number of APS Fellows elected each year is limited to no more than half of 1% of the society membership, so Corsi's fellowship is a prestigious recognition by her peers of her outstanding contributions to physics.
"It is a great honor to be elected Fellow of the APS," Corsi said. "I am extremely happy to see my work recognized by my peers, and I am grateful to all the wonderful colleagues that made this happen. I consider this one of the most rewarding moments of my career."