Research in Mathematics Education

Dr. Fred Olness, Professor, Department of Physics, SMU

Fred  Olness

Professor, Department of Physics, SMU

Professor Fredrick Olness received his degrees from Duke and then University of Wisconsin, and a is now an Professor of Physics at SMU where he is currently serving as Department Chair.

At SMU, has been honored as a Dedman College Distinguished Professor, a Ford Research Fellowship Recipient, the SMU "M" Award, and the President's Associates Outstanding Faculty Award. Prof. Olness has served as President of the SMU Faculty Senate, and is currently the Director of the Dallas Regional Science & Engineering Fair.

Professor Olness currently serves as Co-Spokesperson of the CTEQ Collaboration, and has held visiting positions at Fermilab (near Chicago) and the CERN Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. He was elected as an American Physical Society (APS) Fellow for "For significant contributions to understanding nucleon structure and heavy quark production in perturbative quantum chromodynamics."

He has written over 100 research articles, served as a convener for international workshops and conferences, and has been an invited speaker for international conferences and summer schools.