Clifford M. Will (PhD '71)

Clifford M. Will (PhD ‘71), Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Florida, has been awarded the 2019 Albert Einstein Medal by the Albert Einstein Society in Berne, Switzerland.  The medal recognizes his “important contributions to General Relativity, in particular including the Post-Newtonian expansions of approximate solutions of the Einstein field equations and their confrontation with experiments”. 

First awarded to Stephen Hawking in 1979, the medal has been awarded annually “to deserving individuals for outstanding scientific findings, works, or publications related to Albert Einstein”. Previous awardees include eight Nobel Laureates, Kip Thorne (BS ‘62), and the LIGO Collaboration. The presentation will take place in June in Berne.

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