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J. P. Gollub



September 9, 1944 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Gollub, J. P., 1944-

Additional Forms of Names

Gollub, Jerry P., 1944-



Jerry Gollub is the John and Barbara Bush Professor of Physics at Haverford College (1979-present). Other institutional affiliations include the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include fluid dynamics and granular materials.

Important Dates

September 9, 1944Birth, St. Louis (Mo.).

1966Obtained AB, Oberlin College, Oberlin (Ohio).

1967Obtained AM, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1971Obtained PhD, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1979 – presentProfessor of Physics (1979-1996); Provost (1988-1999); and John and Barbara Bush Professor of Physics (1996-present), Haverford College, Haverford (Pa. : Township).

1981 – presentAdjunct Professor of Physics, University of Pennsylvania.

1986Awarded Prize for a Faculty Member for Research in an Undergraduate Institution, American Physical Society.

1993Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1995 – 2000Member, Advisory Board, National Science Resources Center, National Academy of Sciences.

1998 – 2000Member, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, National Research Council.

2001 – 2002Member, Executive Board and Council, American Physical Society.

2003Awarded Fluid Dynamics Prize, American Physical Society.

2005Chair, Division of Fluid Dynamics, American Physical Society.

2005 – 2008Member, Governing Council, National Academy of Sciences.


Fluid dynamics physicist.



St. Louis (Mo.)

Undergraduate Education

Oberlin (Ohio)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)


Haverford (Pa. : Township)


Fluid dynamics.

Granular materials.

Nonlinear dynamics.

Shear flow.



Major Positions

Haverford College

Professor of Physics; Provost; and John and Barbara Bush Professor of Physics.

University of Pennsylvania. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Adjunct Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Member, Executive Board and Council; Chair, Division of Fluid Dynamics; received 1986 Prize for a Faculty Member for Research in an Undergraduate Institution; and received 2003 Fluid Dynamics Prize.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained AM (1967) and PhD in Physics (1971).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member, Advisory Board, National Science Resources Center and Member, Governing Council.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Member, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications.

Oberlin College. Department of Physics

Obtained AB (1966).


Archival Resources


Origins of research and teaching at selected physics departments [sound recording], 2010 February 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA