John Friedman, a distinguished professor emeritus at UWM, has worked on a variety of problems in gravitational physics, involving neutron stars, black holes and gravitational collapse, and the topology of spacetime. A Fellow of the American Physical Society, Friedman served as chair of its gravitational physics section. He has been a member of the editorial boards of Physical Review D and Classical and Quantum Gravity and was divisional associate editor of Physical Review Letters, among the leading journals in physics. Over the course of his career, grants from NSF and NASA on which he was a principal investigator brought over $3M to UWM. Friedman’s BA is from Harvard and his PhD is from the University of Chicago under Nobel laureate S. Chandrasekhar.