Two named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Two Princeton faculty members, geophysicist Guust Nolet and physicist Nai-Phuan Ong, have been named fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

They are among 195 leaders in scholarship, the sciences, business, the arts, philanthropy and public affairs elected to the academy in recognition of contributions to their respective fields.

Nolet is the George Magee Professor of Geophysics and Geological Engineering and has been a Princeton faculty member since 1991. Ong, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics, joined the Princeton faculty in 1985.

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences was founded in 1780 and currently has 4,600 members, including more than 170 Nobel laureates and 50 Pulitzer Prize winners.