Congratulations to Bing-Yi Wang '18 and Will Kirby '17!

Two recent graduates have been awarded prestigious scholarships for advanced studies.

Bing-Yi Wang ’18 was recently awarded the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship to support her graduate studies in physics at Stanford University (news here).  At Williams, she pursued a senior thesis with Professor Tiku Majumder, and was a co-author on a recent publication:  “High-precision measurements and theoretical calculations of indium excited-state polarizabilities”, N. B. Vilas, B.-Y. Wang, P. M. Rupasinghe, D. L. Maser, M. S. Safronova, U. I. Safronova, and P. K. Majumder, Phys. Rev. A 97, 022507 (2018) (paper here).

Will Kirby ’17 was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to support his graduate studies in physics at Tufts University.  At Williams, he pursued a senior thesis with Associate Professor Fred Strauch, which was recently published: “A practical quantum algorithm for the Schur transform”, Quantum Information and Computation 18, 0721-0742 (2018) (preprint here.)

We are proud of all our graduates.  See here for our latest information (and please email us if you are an alum with updates!).