Haverford Physicist Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of 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 non-equilibrium phenomena.
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 Academy.