Robert Alan Smith
Summary: associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Iowa who had previously served as a postdoctoral research associate at Goddard Space Flight Center from 1973 to 1975 and was active in national space physics activity through the American Geophysical Union whose research interests ranged from thermonuclear to space or astrophysical plasma physics.
Cause of Death: Homicide by shooting
Born: March 8, 1946
Died: November 1, 1991
Location: Iowa City, Iowa