Ehrlich to be Honored at Celebration of Scholarship

Posted: February 27, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Assad Khan

The sixth annual College of Arts and Sciences Celebration of Scholarship will take place Thursday, March 21, in the Johnson Center Cinema. This year, the college will honor Bob Ehrlich, Physics, for his scholarly accomplishments. Ehrlich will present “Faster-Than-Light and Backward-In-Time–an Example of a ‘Crazy’ Idea in Science” at 7:30 p.m. He will be honored by last year’s winner, Kevin Avruch.

Ehrlich has been on the faculty at George Mason since 1977. His research focuses on particle physics, including possible evidence for faster-than-light tachyons. He has worked on arms control issues as well as physics education, including the development of physics demonstrations and software for use in teaching. He previously taught at SUNY-New Paltz and Rutgers University.

Ehrlich has published 19 books, most recently Nine Crazy Ideas in Science: A Few Might Even Be True. In 1995, his book, The Cosmological Milkshake was selected as an Outstanding Academic Book by Choice Magazine. He was awarded the American Association of Physics Teachers award for excellence in undergraduate teaching in 2001.

The Celebration of Scholarship was created in 1997 to recognize outstanding faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences and to unite them in celebrating their scholarly achievements. The award is given to a scholar whose recent work has played a significant role in the advancement of his or her discipline.

For more information, visit the Celebration of Scholarship web site.

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