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Published: Oct. 31, 2017

MSU professor named American Physical Society Fellow

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Chris Adami, MSU professor of physics and astronomy, as well as microbiology and molecular genetics, has been named a 2017 American Physical Society Fellow.

Adami is being recognized by the society for the “development of novel methods to study evolution using digital experimentation, as well as contributions to the use of information theory to understand biological systems.” His research primarily falls under the categories of evolution of behavior and intelligence, evolutionary processes and applications of evolution.

The MMG department chair, Victor DiRita, credits Adami as a key reason why MSU has a strong reputation for the study of evolution in action. 

"The field of molecular biology was born when physicists got curious about biology in the middle of the last century,” said DiRita. “Over his career, Chris has built on this intellectual foundation by bringing his physicist's training and insights to the study of evolutionary biology.”

The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize 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.

Adami was nominated by the APS Division of Biological Physics.

For a complete list of 2017 fellows visit here.

Michigan State University Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, and Physics and Astronomy, Chris Adami.

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