John Frederick, 1949-2019

February 26, 2019

John Frederick

John Frederick, professor emeritus in the Department of Geophysical Sciences died Jan. 30. He was 69.

During a career that spanned thirty years at UChicago, Frederick worked to illuminate the effects of ozone depletion and UV radiation on human health, contributed to seminal reports on climate change, and founded and co-directed UChicago’s Environmental Science and Policy program. Frederick also served as chairman of the Department of Geophysical Sciences, master of the Physical Sciences Collegiate Division, and associate dean of the Physical Sciences Division.

“He was a distinguished scholar and talented administrator,” said Robert Fefferman, the Max Mason Distinguished Service Professor in Mathematics and former dean of the Physical Sciences Division. “His Arthur Kelly Prize for outstanding service to the Physical Sciences Division was an official tribute to him for his contributions.” Read the obituary here.

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