Samuel Moseley, visiting research fellow in physics, and a member of Yale’s Wright Lab, was recently elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS)–one of the highest honors bestowed on a U.S. scientist or engineer–in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Moseley is among 120 new members, including 23 international members, elected this year to the academy, which was established by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 and charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. The new members bring the total number of active members to 2,565 and the total number of international members to 526.
Moseley was a key member of NASA’s Cosmic Background Explorer science and development team and he invented and led the advance of cryogenic X-ray microcalorimeters, which are central to the scientific capability of current and future X-ray astrophysics missions. He also led the creation of microshutter arrays for the James Webb Space Telescope. He has received the Joseph Weber Award of the American Astronomical Society, the George Goddard Prize of the international society of optics and photonics (SPIE) and was conferred the rank of Distinguished Senior Professional by President Barack Obama.
This story was excerpted from the Yale News story of May 3, 2023 by Jim Shelton. See below for links to the full story and related information.