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Clifford Will Receives Einstein Prize

Clifford Will
Physics Professor Clifford Will

Department of Physics professor Clifford Will has received the 2021 Einstein Prize from the American Physical Society (APS). Will received this award for “outstanding contributions to observational tests of general relativity with theories of gravitational waves, astrophysical black holes, and neutron stars,” the APS wrote. Will shares this award with Saul Teukolsky of Cornell and Caltech.

The award adds to a growing list of recognitions of Will’s achievements from his field. In 2019, Will received the Albert Einstein Medal from the Albert Einstein Society in Bern, Switzerland. In 1986, Will published the award-winning book Was Einstein Right?, and this October released its spiritual sequel, Is Einstein Still Right?, co-written with Nicolás Yunes from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. To learn more about Will’s new book, please click here.

Please join us in congratulating Professor Will on this great accomplishment!