Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Feb. 25, 2001 James Hynes, professor of biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society, an honor bestowed annually to only a select few members of the organization. Only half of 1 percent of all APS members are elected to fellowship status each year. “I was pleased to have our research recognized through election to this very select and high-quality group,” Hynes said. Founded in 1899, the APS is dedicated to the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics. Of the society’s 41,570 members, about 3,200 have received fellowship status and only 194 fellows were elected in the past year, according to Alan Chodos, the society’s associate executive officer. Hynes was elected to fellowship status “for his original contributions to the theory of reactions in solutions and on ice surfaces,” according to the APS Certificate of Fellowship. Hynes has done research on the theory of reactions in solutions for many years. “The award recognizes our extensive and significant research over the years in creating powerful theories for the rates of chemical reactions in solutions,” he said.