Mike Williams, Assistant Professor of Physics

Assistant Professor of Physics

EMAIL: mwill@mit.edu

PHONE: (617) 253-4816

OFFICE: 26-445

ASSISTANT: Joanne Gregory (617) 253-7062


Area of Physics:

Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics

Research Interests

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.

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 March 5, 2015 3:05 PM