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University community remembers KU physicist Robert Friauf

Friday, February 02, 2018

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas community is remembering Robert Friauf, professor emeritus in the Department of Physics & Astronomy.

Friauf began his career at KU in 1953 as a professor of physics, astronomy and Western civilization. His graduate thesis and subsequent research were on ionic conductivity in silver bromide — that is, the photographic process. He gave a lecture on the topic more than 30 times in the U.S. and Europe. 

“Professor Friauf was a celebrated member of the University of Kansas community who made numerous contributions to his field of research during his career,” said Chancellor Douglas A. Girod. “I am saddened to learn of his passing, and on behalf of the entire university, I offer my condolences to all who knew him.”

A memorial service for Friauf, who died in December 2017, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway, in Lawrence. A luncheon reception will follow.