Robert G. Greenler
|Robert G. Greenler|
|Institutions||University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee|
|Alma mater||University of Rochester, Johns Hopkins University|
Robert G. Greenler is an American Physicist. His research centered on the optical properties of surfaces. Greenler received his B.S. from the University of Rochester and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He taught Physics at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee from 1962-1992. He became Professor Emeritus of the same university after his retirement.
He is well known for his popular lectures on physics "The Science Bag", which he started with colleague Glenn Schmieg in 1973. "The Science Bag" is a family friendly lecture series on every Friday evening and one Sunday a month at UW-Milwaukee Physics Building. In its 30-year existence the program attracted a cumulative audience of over 140,000 people.
- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Ernest Spaights Plaza Award
- Optical Society of America Esther Hoffman Beller Award.
- Esther Hoffman Beller Medal 1993
- American Association of Physics Teachers Robert A. Millikan award, 1988
Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Outside My Window: A Look at the Oakwood Village Nature Preserve (ISBN 978-1-304-75444-8)
- Robert G. Greenler, The Optical Society of America]
- "Past Presidents of the Optical Society of America". Optic Society of America.
- Bryant, Howard (May 14, 1981). "Rainbows, Haloes and Glories (review)". New Scientist. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- Jones, Roger (2000). "Review: Chasing the Rainbow: Recurrences in the Life of a Scientist". J. Chem. Educ. 77 (10): 1281. Bibcode:2000JChEd..77.1281J. doi:10.1021/ed077p1281.
- Articles Published by early OSA Presidents Journal of the Optical Society of America
- What Makes a Physics-Outreach Program Family Friendly? by Robert G. Greenler
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