JILA Fellow and University of Colorado Distinguished Professor of Physics Margaret Murnane has been elected to the American Philosophical Society in Class 1: Mathematical and Physical Sciences. She received the honor in April 2015.
The American Philosophical Society was founded in 1743 and is the first "learned" society of United States. Tom Cech is currently a member, and Kenneth Boulding and Gilbert White were formerly members. The society promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach. It has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life for more than 270 years.