McDonnell professor of physics

Clifford M. Will, Ph.D., makes a presentation at his installation as the James S. McDonnell Professor of Physics in Arts & Sciences April 14 in Holmes Lounge. Will is known worldwide as one of the leading experts in using experimental and observational data to explain Einstein’s general theory of relativity. The McDonnell professorship was established in 1966. Its first holder was Robert M. Walker, Ph.D., a renowned leader in the laboratory analysis of materials from interplanetary and interstellar space and the inaugural director of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences.