Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement
Haverford College physicist
Jerry Gollub has been elected Fellow of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the
world's largest federation of scientists, which conducts
programs in science policy, science education, international
scientific cooperation and publishes the prestigious
peer-reviewed journal, Science.
Gollub, who was selected
for his "enlightening experiments on nonlinear
systems and pattern formation in matter that flows and
for his efforts on behalf of excellence in science education,"
will be honored along with the other AAAS 2002 Fellows
during February ceremonies in Boston.
A member of Haverford College's
faculty since 1970, Gollub has been recognized throughout
his career for distinguished research and teaching.
His pioneering work in the fields of chaos and non-linear
dynamics, fluid dynamics and condensed matter physics,
include a wide range of experiments on non-linear and
In 1984, Gollub was selected
as a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation,
and in 1985 he was the first recipient of the American
Physical Society's Award for Research in an Undergraduate
Institution. In 1993, he was elected to membership in
the National Academy of Sciences. He also is a Fellow
of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of
the American Physical Society. In addition to his teaching
and research at Haverford, he is a member of the graduate
groups in physics and mechanical engineering at the
University of Pennsylvania.
A leader in science education as well as research, Gollub
is currently co-chair of the project of the National
Academy of Sciences on advanced secondary science education,
which advises the Department of Education and the National
Science Foundation on ways to improve the science education.
He has co-authored an undergraduate textbook on Chaotic
Dynamics, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the
National Science Resources Center, developers of primary
school science curricula affiliated with the National