Michael Foss-Feig has won the American Physical Society's Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (DAMOP) Award for outstanding doctoral thesis research in atomic, molecular, and optical physics. The award was announced at the 44th annual DAMOP meeting, held in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, June 3–7, 2013.
Foss-Feig performed his thesis work in the Rey group at JILA. His thesis is entitled "Quantum simulation of many-body physics with neutral atoms, molecules, and ions." The thesis is available on the JILA website.
The award recognizes doctoral thesis research of outstanding quality and achievement in atomic, molecular, or optical physics as well as encouraging effective written and oral presentation of research results. The award consists of $2,500 and a certificate citing the contribution made by the recipient. The award was established in 1992 by DAMOP and is sponsored by members and friends of the division.