The American Physical Society, founded in 1899, has this year inducted Professor Scott Kable into its prestigious ranks as Fellow. Nominated by his peers, Professor Kable’s fellowship is in recognition of the outstanding contributions made to physics research and teaching. 

“For insightful research contributions to the spectroscopy of radicals and carbenes as well as to the understanding of fundamental mechanisms in gas-phase reactions, especially concerning “roaming” reactions, and for innovative methods of teaching that have inspired young scientists.” 

Receiving the news, Professor Kable said “I am incredibly proud to be a Fellow of the American Physical Society. As a Head of Chemistry, this might come as a surprise to some...but my undergraduate degree was in physics, and I have maintained that close connection to both chemistry and physics throughout my career”. 

"My research sits on the intersection of chemistry and physics.  Sometimes researchers who sit across traditional boundaries can fall between the cracks. This happens in the boundaries between all cognate disciplines, and even more so as the disciplines become further removed. Being recognised by my physics colleagues, many of whom emailed me overnight, was a wonderful feeling of inclusion by the international physics community.” 

The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognise members who may have made advances in physics through original research and publication, or made significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. They may also have made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of the Society.

Congratulations, Scott.