Prize Recipient

William J. Marciano
Brookhaven National Laboratory


"For their pioneering work on radiative corrections, which made precision electroweak studies a powerful method of probing the Standard Model and searching for new physics."


Dr. William J. Marciano received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D (1974) inphysics from New York University. He was a Research Associate and
Assistant Professor at Rockefeller University (1974-80) and Associate Professor at Northwestern University (1980-81) before joining the scientific staff of Brookhaven National Laboratory where he was High Energy Theory Group Leader from 1987-1998 and is currently a Senior Physicist. Since 1990 he has also been an Adjunct Professor at Yale University where he regularly teaches Special Topics courses.

His research interests span many aspects of elementary particle physics including: Precision Electroweak Calculations, Grand Unified Theories, Neutrino Physics, Rare Decays and CP Violation.

He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has received the BNL Research and Development Award (1998) and an Alexander von Humboldt Award (2001). He has been an associate editor for Physical Review Letters, Physical Review D, Reviews of Modern Physics, Comments on Nuclear and Particle Physics and JHEP. In addition, he has served on Policy and Advisory Committees for Fermilab, SLAC, LAMPF, Brookhaven, the NSF and DOE.

Selection Committee:

Elizabeth Simmons (Chair), Ann Elizabeth Nelson, Curtis Callan, Roberto Peccei, Estia Eichten