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Name: Michael Williams
Title(s): Assistant Professor of Physics
Assistant: Joanne Gregory (617) 253-7062
Phone: (617) 253-4816
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Area of Physics:
Professor Williams is using data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN to study differences in the behavior of matter and antimatter. These studies could lead to the discovery of physics beyond the standard model and possibly to an explanation of the origins of the matter-antimatter asymmetry we observe in the universe today. He is also working on a project that will study the structure of strongly interacting systems at Jefferson Lab. Of particular interest is probing the role that gluons play in such systems. 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.
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.
- M. Williams, Nonparametric regression using the concept of minimum energy, JINST 6, P10003 (2011).
- M. Williams, Observing CP Violation in Many-Body Decays, Phys.Rev.D 84, 054015 (2011).
- M. Willams, How good are your fits? Unbinned multivariate goodness-of-fit tests in high energy physics. JINST 5, P09004 (2010).
- T. Gershon and M. Williams, Prospects for the Measurement of the Unitarity Triangle Angle γ from B0→DK+π- Decays, Phys. Rev. D 80, 092002 (2009).
- M. Williams et al (CLAS Collaboration), Partial wave analysis of the reaction γp→pω and the search for nucleon resonances, Phys. Rev. C 80, 065209 (2009).
- M. Williams et al (CLAS Collaboration), Differential cross sections and spin density matrix elements for the reaction γp→pω, Phys. Rev. C 80, 065208 (2009).
- M. Williams, M. Bellis and C.A. Meyer, Multivariate side-band subtraction using probabilistic event weights, JINST 4, P10003 (2009).
- M. Williams et al (CLAS Collaboration), Differential cross sections for the reactions γp→pη and γp→pη', Phys. Rev. C 80, 045213 (2009).
- M. Williams, Numerical Object Oriented Quantum Field Theory Calculations, Comp. Phys. Comm. 180, 1847 (2009).
Last updated: 04.01.2013