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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
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.