LATROBE, PA – Dr. Michael Williams, Saint Vincent College graduate and professor of physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, recently delivered a presentation to a group of students and faculty in the Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing.
Williams, who graduated from SVC in 2001 with degrees in mathematics and physics, recently received tenure and a promotion to associate professor of physics at MIT. His presentation at the Boyer School was entitled “Discovering the Fundamental Structure of Matter and Energy – Insights from CERN.”
Williams is both an expert in high-energy experimental physics and in developing systems to quickly analyze vast quantities of data produced in experiments at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.
A graduate of local Hempfield Area High School, Williams earned his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, before performing postdoctoral research at Imperial College London for four years. He has been on the MIT faculty since July 2012.
PHOTO: Dr. Michael Williams meets with Father Michael Antonacci, O.S.B., assistant professor of physics (left) and Father Paul R. Taylor, O.S.B., Saint Vincent College President (right), during his visit to SVC.
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