Laboratory scientist honored with APS fellowship

Christopher Ticknor recognized for theoretical and computational advances

November 28, 2023

Christopher Ticknor, physicist in Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Theoretical division, was recently selected as a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Ticknor was nominated for the fellowship by the APS Topical Group on Few-Body Systems and Multiparticle Dynamics. The recognition cites Ticknor “for theoretical and computational advances in the properties of matter under extreme conditions, and for leadership in guiding new research in these fields.”

Christopher Ticknor

“We congratulate Christopher on this well-deserved recognition,” said Mark Chadwick, interim deputy Laboratory director for Science, Technology and Engineering at Los Alamos. “The APS fellowship reflects the esteem that peers have for one’s contributions within the physics community. Christopher’s work showcases the spirit of innovative, collaborative research and commitment to the field that helps push boundaries in science.”

The APS Fellowship Program recognizes society members who have contributed to advances in physics through original research and publication or who have applied physics to science and technology in significant, innovative ways. Significant contributions to the teaching of physics or through society service offer an additional basis for fellowship recognition.

After a postdoctoral fellowship in Melbourne, Australia, Ticknor joined the Laboratory in 2010 as a Director’s Fellow and then was one of Advanced Simulation and Computing’s first Metropolis Fellows before becoming staff. In his career, Ticknor has explored a range of physics, including ultracold quantum mechanical scattering, many-body physics of Bose-Einstein condensates, quantum vortex dynamics, dense plasmas and energetic materials. He received his doctoral degree in physics from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2005 while working at the JILA facility and his bachelor’s degree in physics from Bucknell University.