Lawrence William Jones, PhD

Lawrence Jones

Title: Physics Professor Emeritus
Company: University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Lawrence William Jones, PhD, Physics Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics and higher education.

A celebrated figure in the scientific community, Dr. Jones has amassed nearly 50 years of professional excellence in his areas of expertise. Recognized as professor emeritus of physics at the University of Michigan since 1998, he previously acted as a visiting scientist and member of the faculty at the university since 1952, as well as a staff associate for the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) since 1988. Prior to these appointments, he was a staff member of the Forward-Backward Lepton Jet Analyzer Group for CERN in 1988, chair of the department of physics at the University of Michigan from 1982 to 1987, visiting professor at Westfield College in 1977, and visiting professor at the University of London in 1977. Dr. Jones commenced his career in 1948, holding the position of scientist at the U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory.

Alongside his vocational endeavors, Dr. Jones has been acting as co-chair of the science advisory committee of the Michigan Environmental Council since 2000, associate of CERN since 1988, scientist of CERN since 1985, visiting physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory since 1971, Brookhaven National Laboratory since 1963, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since 1959. Dr. Jones has traveled extensively throughout his tenure, teaching as a visiting scientist in the department of physics at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in India, and the University of Sydney in Australia. He has also served as a visiting scientist at the European Organization of Nuclear Research in Switzerland and member of the international advisory committee at the Chacaltaya Observatory at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés in Bolivia.

To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Jones pursued a formal education, first receiving a Bachelor of Science in physics and zoology from Northwestern University in 1948. He followed this accomplishment with a Master of Science in physics from the same academic institution in 1949. Soon thereafter, he earned a Doctor of Philosophy in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1952. Prior to obtaining his education, he served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946.

A renowned speaker in his field, Dr. Jones was a member of the advisory panel of cosmic rays in the Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physical from 1991 to 1995, as well as president in 1975 and treasurer in 1974 of the Ecology Center in Ann Arbor, MI. He has also maintained affiliation with several industry-related organizations throughout his tenure, including the Friends of the History of Physics Group, the American Physical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

In recognition of his exceptional achievements, Dr. Jones has accrued several accolades throughout his  career. He was awarded fellowships from such organizations as the Science Research Council, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Ford Foundation through the National Academy of Sciences. In addition, he has been selected for inclusion in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the Midwest, and Who’s Who in the World.

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