The American Association for the Advancement of Science has elected Fermilab scientist Joel Butler as a 2018 AAAS fellow.

Butler was one of 416 AAAS members nominated this year as fellows by their peers. He was recognized for distinguished contributions to the field of experimental particle physics, particularly for pioneering experiments in heavy flavor physics, and the leadership of large international experimental collaborations.

At Fermilab, Butler served as the head of the Computing Division as well as in other management roles. He has also served at the helm of major fixed-target and collider physics experiments at the lab. He has played major roles in the construction, integration and operation management of the CMS experiment at CERN, and served most recently as the spokesperson of CMS.

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