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University Professor Dick Bond named a Fellow of the American Astronomical Society.

March 5, 2020

University Professor Dick Bond of the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics and the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics has been named one of the inaugural Fellows of the American Astronomical Society.

Bond is a cosmologist in the Faculty of Arts & Science whose theoretical work ranges from the ultra-early to the ultra-late universe. He is best known for developing the theory and analysis of cosmic microwave background radiation fluctuations into a high precision tool for exploring the cosmos.

“We are pleased to announce that a new accolade, Fellow of the AAS, has been established to honor members for extraordinary achievement and service,” the society said in a statement. “AAS Fellows will be recognized for original research and publication, innovative contributions to astronomical techniques or instrumentation, significant contributions to education and public outreach, and noteworthy service to astronomy and to the Society itself.

Bond is part of an initial group of more than 200 Fellows, designated by the AAS Board of Trustees. They include past recipients of certain awards from the AAS or its topical divisions, distinguished AAS elected leaders and volunteer committee members, and previously unrecognized individuals with long histories of outstanding research, teaching, mentoring, and service. Beginning this year, there will be an annual call for nominations of new AAS Fellows.