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Release: Dec. 22, 1999

UI physicist elected society fellow

IOWA CITY, Iowa –- Frederick N. Skiff, associate professor of physics in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts, recently was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).

Skiff was honored, in part, for his experiments on the effects of nonlinear dynamics (chaos) on plasma waves and for inventing new measurement techniques. The APS celebrated its 100th anniversary at its 1999 annual meeting in Atlanta with about 10,000 scientists attending, making it the largest physics meeting ever.

Skiff, who came to the university in 1998, has research interests in laser spectroscopy and plasma physics. He received his doctorate in physics from Princeton University in 1985.