Two Stony Brook University Professors in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Alexander G. Abanov, PhD, and Axel Drees, PhD, have been named American Physical Society (APS) Fellows. Made up of scientists nationally and internationally, the APS works to advance and disseminate the knowledge of physics through research, education, outreach, advocacy and international activities. The APS fellowship annual election honors members who have contributed extensively to the physics enterprise, by way of research, leadership, or education. No more than one percent of the 5,000 plus members are elected in a given year. See this link for the complete list of the 2016 APS Fellows.