Robert C. Hilborn
Associate Executive Officer
American Association of Physics Teachers
Bob Hilborn is Research Professor of Physics and Science Director for the Center for Science, Mathematics & Computer Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He also serves as Senior Physics Fellow for College and University Programming for the American Association of Physics Teachers. He did his undergraduate work at Lehigh University and his graduate work in physics at Harvard. After a post-doctoral position at Stony Brook, he taught at Oberlin College before moving to Amherst in 1986. In 1996 he was President of the American Association of Physics Teachers. At Amherst he served as Department Chair and Associate Dean of the Faculty. He has served as Chair of the National Task Force on Undergraduate Physics and as a member of NSF’s Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate Advisory Committee. He is currently a writing team leader for the revision of the ninth-grade physics-for-all curriculum Active Physics. His research interests focus on laser spectroscopic tests of fundamental physics principles and applications of nonlinear dynamics to biophysics. His book, Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics, is now in its second edition with Oxford University Press. He was elected as a Fellow in the American Physical Society in 2003.