NYU Dean of Science Named AAAS Fellow

Daniel Stein is honored for his pioneering work in theoretical physics.

Published April 12, 2009

Daniel Stein, Dean of Science and a professor in New York University’s Department of Physics and at its Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in February. Stein was chosen by his AAAS peers for his pioneering work toward understanding how randomness and disorder influence the organization of matter in a range of materials, including glasses and biological matter such as proteins. AAAS also recognized Stein for his “distinguished contributions to science through university and organizational leadership.” Stein is considered a leader in theoretical condensed matter physics, which centers on building models of physical processes and transferring these models into other areas of research. Stein’s scholarship has contributed to topics as diverse as protein biophysics, biological evolution, amorphous semiconductors, superconductors and superfluids, liquid crystals, neutron stars, and the interface between particle physics and cosmology.