Physics

Shelby Kimmel Selected as 2008 Apker Finalist

The American Physical Society selected Shelby Kimmel ’08 as a finalist for the 2008 LeRoy Apker Award. This national award is the highest honor for physics research by an undergraduate student in the United States. Shelby worked with Prof. Bill Wootters and wrote a thesis titled “Quantifying the Entanglement Cost of Quantum Measurements.”

Williams alumni Brian Gerke ’99, Charlie Doret ’02, and Nathan Hodas ’04 all won the Apker Award in previous years.

APS Apker web page

Wootters’ web page