Jerry Gollub, the John and Barbara
Bush Professor in the Natural Sciences, has been appointed by
the President of the National Academy of Sciences to a position
at the National Research Council, the Academy's research organization
that advises the federal government on hundreds of issues related
to science and technology.
Gollub now serves as a member of
the Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications,
a board that oversees all of the work of the NRC in the areas
of physical and applied sciences. Gollub has also been elected
to represent the Division of Fluid Dynamics of the American
Physical Society (APS) on the Governing Council of the APS.
He continues to serve on the Advisory
Board of the National Science Resources Center, developers of
primary school science curricula affiliated with the National
Academy. A member of Haverford's faculty since 1970, Gollub
has done pioneering research in the fields of chaos and nonlinear
dynamics, fluid dynamics and condensed matter physics.