Lawrence Howard Ford

Title: Professor, Physicist, Researcher
Company: Tufts University
Location: Arlington, Massachusetts, United States

Lawrence Howard Ford, Professor, Physicist, Researcher at Tufts University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics.

Dr. Ford became involved in his profession because he was always interested in science from an early age, even before high school he did experiments on his own. He was also interested in mathematics too. Initially, his interests were all science and mathematics, but as time went on, by the time he finished high school physics seemed to be the best balance of his interests. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University in 1970. He then received a Doctor of Philosophy from Princeton University in 1974.

When Dr. Ford looks back on his career and all the things that he was able to do and achieve the highlights that he is proud of would be the development of inequality that bound negative energy in quantum field theory, called, “quantum inequalities”. Before him, people realized that in classical physics energy that is always positive, but in quantum systems, there are special cases where you get less than zero energy. Dr. Ford began his career in 1974 as a research associate at the University of Wisconsin until 1977. He then went to London to become a research associate at Kings College from 1977 to 1979. From there, he joined Tufts University in 1980 and has been there ever since. He started as an assistant professor advancing to associate professor and then professor, which is the title he holds today. As a testament to his success, Dr. Ford was a National Science Foundation Pre-doctoral fellow at Princeton University from 1970 to 1973 and a Charlotte Elizabeth Pre-doctoral fellow at Princeton University in 1973.

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