Texas Tech University

Corsi Named 2019 APS Fellow for Contributions to Gravitational Wave Discoveries

Glenys Young

September 19, 2019

Fellowship is a prestigious recognition by one’s peers.


Alessandra Corsi, an associate professor in the Texas Tech University Department of Physics & Astronomy, has been named a 2019 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) for her exceptional contributions to the discovery of both gravitational wave sources and their electromagnetic counterparts.

The number of APS Fellows elected each year is limited to no more than half of 1% of the society membership, so Corsi's fellowship is a prestigious recognition by her peers of her outstanding contributions to physics.

"It is a great honor to be elected Fellow of the APS," Corsi said. "I am extremely happy to see my work recognized by my peers, and I am grateful to all the wonderful colleagues that made this happen. I consider this one of the most rewarding moments of my career."