Dr. Jodi Cooley named physics society fellow

October 21, 2022 — People Stories

SUDBURY – SNOLAB Executive Director Dr. Jodi Cooley has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

The APS Fellowship Program recognizes members who have made exceptional contributions to physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education.

Cooley was recognized for her “outstanding contributions to searches for dark matter particles,” the APS announced this week.

Cooley, who served as Deputy Operations Manager for SNOLAB’s SuperCDMS collaboration, took up her role at SNOLAB earlier this year. She remains an adjunct professor of physics at Southern Methodist University.

“It is a significant honour to be recognized by your peers in this way,” Cooley said. “This is a great way to cap off an exciting year me, and I am looking forward to a lot more success for the great team at SNOLAB.”

Each year, only 0.5 of one percent of the APS membership is recognized by their peers for election to Fellow of the American Physical Society. This year, 155 Fellows were selected and recognized for their contributions to science.

About the APS

The American Physical Society was founded on May 20, 1899, “to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics.” To view the complete list of the 2022 APS Fellows and their citations, or to search all APS Fellows to date, visit the APS Fellow Archive.


SNOLAB is Canada’s deep underground research laboratory, located in Vale’s Creighton mine near Sudbury, Ontario Canada. It provides an ideal low background environment for the study of extremely rare physical interactions. SNOLAB’s science program focuses on astroparticle physics, specifically neutrino and dark matter studies, though its unique location is also well-suited to biology and geology experiments. SNOLAB facilitates world-class research, trains highly qualified personnel, and inspires the next generation of scientists.


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