SAO astrophysicist and senior scientist Scott Kenyon has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). To be elected a Fellow of the APS, a member must have made "exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise; e.g., outstanding physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education. Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers."
Kenyon pioneered computer simulations to model the early phases of planetary system formation. He also is recognized as a leader in numerous frontier areas of astrophysics. His main research interests are the formation and evolution of stars and planets. He works on the boundary between observations and theory, using observations to test theories and using theories to make testable predictions.
Kenyon also has a long and distinguished record of mentorship that has launched the careers of many talented, young astrophysicists.
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