Barbara Sollner Sollner-Webb

Profile Updated: June 14, 2016
Residing In Laurel, MD USA
Spouse/Partner Denis Webb
Occupation Professor at Johns Hopkins, Emerita
Children Lisa, born 1980

Since BCC graduation, I got a BS from MIT (in physics), a PhD from Stanford (in biology), post-doc'ed at the NIH and at Carnegie Institution and then joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, from which I officially retired last year (and will really step down when my last graduate student graduates later this year). Although the lab, research, grad students and post docs were very rewarding, securing NIH research grants became such a drag that it is great to be retired. But "retired" should be in quotes because with lots of environmental and cvic efforts, I am busier than ever now. For 43 years, I have been married to Denis and we have one daughter, Lisa, now a clinical therapist is Sweden. We live on a small farm in Laurel, with four horses in the back years and a crazy dog who shares the waterbed. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

School Story

In APS class, Mr Edwards was showing us that liquid nitrogen freezes things so quickly that no large ice crystals form, allowing fish to be frozen and thawed many times over. All worked great for the first three times freezing and thawing, but on about the 4th trip from the liquid nitrogen to the room temperature water, Mr Edwards dropped the poor frozen fish on the floor; naturally it shattered and everyone was pretty grossed out. At the time I thought that dropping the hard-frozen fish was accidentally, but might it have been on purpose?

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Aug 21, 2021 at 2:57 PM

happy birthday! do we wait till after the delta, lambda, etc variants are all passe to start planning a physics class reunion again?

Apr 11, 2021 at 9:57 AM
Jun 05, 2019 at 9:59 AM

happy, HAPPY B-day! and have a great year!

May 19, 2019 at 9:28 AM
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Jun 14, 2016 at 3:15 AM
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