The American Physical Society (APS) has selected Reshmi Mukherjee, the Helen Goodhart Altschul Professor of Physics & Astronomy, as one of its 2017 Fellows.

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. They may also have made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of the Society.>

Each year, no more than one half of one percent of the Society membership is recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow in the American Physical Society.

Professor Mukherjee is cited by the APS for advancing multifrequency strategies for the identification of gamma-ray sources and contributing significant leadership in blazar studies between the GeV and TeV gamma-ray bands. She is the second Barnard College professor in the APS's history to be selected for the Society; Professor Janna Levin was the first in 2014.

Professor Mukherjee also recently received funding from NASA's Space Fund grant program for an ongoing collaborative project with Cornell University.