Mike Williams, Assistant Professor of Physics

Assistant Professor of Physics

EMAIL: mwill@mit.edu

PHONE: (617) 253-4816

OFFICE: 26-437



Area of Physics:

Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics

Research Interests

Professor Williams is using data from the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN to search for new force-carrying particles that could mediate interactions between dark matter particles, and to study the charm quark, strange quark, and gluon content of the proton. He is also leading the design of a unique cutting-edge detector system for identifying charged particles to be used at the GlueX experiment at Jefferson Lab. Mike has a strong interest in applying machine learning techniques to physics analyses and also in using/developing advanced statistical methods to further his research goals.

Biographical Sketch

Mike Williams joined the MIT Physics Department as an Assistant Professor in July 2012. He grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Physics from Saint Vincent College in 2001 and his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 2007. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London from 2008-2012.

Selected Publications

A full listing of Professor William's publications can be found on inSPIRE.

Last updated on August 1, 2016 10:14 AM