As I transition to emeritus status tomorrow, I reflect on 33 years at Wooster. I am thankful for the freedom I’ve had to design my own courses, including eight first-year seminars; for the flexibility to explore a wide range of research topics, from celestial mechanics to biophysics to dancing in reduced gravity; and for six wonderful yearlong sabbaticals in Atlanta, Portland, Honolulu, and Raleigh. I remember most the many wonderful undergraduates I’ve worked with, including the 73 senior thesis students in the photo mosaic below. Of the 61 peer-reviewed science articles I wrote while at Wooster, 30 of them include 77 undergraduate co-authors (so far).

73 yearlong senior-thesis co-adventurers

73 yearlong senior-thesis co-adventurers

About John F. Lindner

John F. Lindner was born in Sleepy Hollow, New York, and educated at the University of Vermont and Caltech. He is an emeritus professor of physics and astronomy at The College of Wooster and a visiting professor at North Carolina State University. He has enjoyed multiple yearlong sabbaticals at Georgia Tech, University of Portland, University of Hawai'i, and NCSU. His research interests include nonlinear dynamics, celestial mechanics, and neural networks.
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2 Responses to Transition

  1. Sarah Sobeck says:

    You will be missed John! You have been an inspirational science colleague and mentor to our students. Best wishes as you begin your next adventures!

  2. Cody Leary says:

    What a neat mosaic John! Thank you for all the great memories.

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