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Clifford Will

professor, physics, Washington University

Clifford Martin Will is the James S. McDonnell Professor of Physics, and member of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Born in Hamilton, Canada in 1946, he received his pre-college and college education there, obtaining a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics from McMaster University in 1968. In 1971, he obtained a Ph.D. in Physics from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, and remained at Caltech for one year as an Instructor in Physics. He was an Enrico Fermi Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago from 1972 to 1974. In 1974 he joined the faculty of Stanford University as an Assistant Professor of Physics, and remained there until 1981. From 1975 to 1979, he was an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, and during 1978-79 a Mellon Foundation Junior Faculty Fellow. In 1981 he joined Washington University in St. Louis as Associate Professor, in 1985 became Professor of Physics, from 1991 - 1996 and 1997 - 2002 served as Chairman, and in 2005 was named McDonnell Professor. He was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1989, and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002. He was also elected to the US National Academy of Sciences in 2007. Will has published over 160 scientific articles, including 13 major review articles, 26 popular or semi-popular articles, and two books, *Theory and Experiment in Gravitational Physics* (1981), and *Was Einstein Right?* (1986). The latter book won the 1987 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award, was selected one of the 200 best books for 1986 by *the New York Times* Book Review, and has undergone translation into French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean, Greek, Persian, and Chinese.