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10 July 1998
For Immediate Release

David Silver Awarded Dunning Professorship

David Silver, a senior scientist in the Research and Technology Development Center of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, Md., has been awarded the 1998-99 J. H. Fitzgerald Dunning Professorship.

Silver will spend the coming academic year in the Department of Ophthalmology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore studying the fluid dynamics of problems of the eye, such as the formation of holes in the macular region of the retina. He will also analyze blood flow through the eye.

Silver joined the Laboratory in 1970 and is a member of the Principal Professional Staff, APL's highest professional classification. He earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from Iowa State University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and the University of Paris. He has been a visiting professor and guest lecturer at The Johns Hopkins University Chemistry Department. Silver is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, the American Physical Society, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

The J. H. Fitzgerald Dunning Professorship, begun in 1982, is named for Dr. Dunning, who graduated from Hopkins and later served as Chairman of the Trustees Committee for The Applied Physics Laboratory. He died in 1981. The Professorship is conferred on an APL staff member by competitive application with final selection by the Laboratory's Committee on JHU/APL Sabbatical Fellows and Professors.

The Applied Physics Laboratory is a not-for-profit laboratory and independent division of The Johns Hopkins University. APL conducts research and development primarily for national security and for nondefense projects of national and global significance. APL is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., in Laurel, Md.


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