Hulet Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Randy Hulet Rice University's Randy Hulet, an investigator in the Fundamental Physics program, has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences -- one of the highest forms of recognition a scholar can receive. Hulet, the Fayez Sarofim Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Rice, is one of 187 new Fellows. The new inductees were nominated and elected by members of the nation's oldest and most illustrious learned society through a highly competitive process on the basis of contributions to their disciplines. The academy was founded in 1780 by John Adams, James Bowdoin, John Hancock and other scholar-patriots to cultivate art and science by honoring intellectual achievement, leadership and creativity in all fields.

Already a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Physical Society, Hulet said election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is the highest honor he's received. "I'm very happy about it. It's particularly gratifying to be recognized by your peers." However, he noted that the achievements being recognized by the academy were made by his group of researchers, not just by him. "I've been very fortunate at Rice to have had incredibly talented and hard-working graduate students and postdocs," Hulet said.