Prize Recipient

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Michael J. Ramsey-Musolf
U. Massachusetts Amherst & T.D. Lee Institute/Shanghai Jiao Tong U.


"For seminal contributions in precision electroweak studies of nuclear and hadronic systems, making fundamental symmetry experiments powerful probes of strong interactions and new physics."


Michael J. Ramsey-Musolf received his B.A. in physics and mathematics from Pomona College in 1984 and earned his Ph.D. at Princeton University in 1989 under the supervision of Sam B. Treiman (Princeton), Wick C. Haxton (U. Washington), and Barry R. Holstein (U. Massachusetts). He received an M.Div. at the Episcopal Divinity School in 1993. Currently, he is a T.D. Lee Chair Professor at the T.D. Lee Institute/Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a Professor at U. Massachusetts Amherst. His post-Ph.D. career took him from a post-doc at MIT to faculty positions at Old Dominion U./Jefferson Lab, the Institute for Nuclear Theory/U. Washington, U. Connecticut, Caltech, and U. Wisconsin. His work has contributed to several research directions in nuclear physics, particle physics, and cosmology: electroweak radiative corrections, tests of fundamental symmetries and neutrino properties, electroweak baryogenesis, extended Higgs sector implications for cosmology and collider physics, finite temperature and nonequilibrium quantum field theory, and the development of effective field theory for fundamental symmetries and its application to nucleon structure. Thus far, he has mentored over 50 Ph.D. students and post-docs and has also been a visible advocate for the full inclusion of sexual and gender minorities in physics. Ramsey-Musolf was awarded the Division of Nuclear Physics Dissertation Award in 1990 and an NSF Young Investigator Award in 1993. He became an APS Fellow in 2001.