Adam Falk

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Adam Falk
Adam Falk.jpg
Falk in 2010
17th President of Williams College
Assumed office
April 1, 2010
Personal details
Alma mater UNC–Chapel Hill
Harvard University

Adam Falk is the 17th and current President of Williams College, Massachusetts, USA,[1] and Professor of Physics.

Early life and education[edit]

Falk (born April 19, 1965) grew up on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), where his father Werner chaired the Philosophy Department. Falk graduated from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (1983), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1987), and holds a Ph.D in physics from Harvard University.

Academic career[edit]

Falk joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University in 1994, after a post-doc. He became full professor rapidly, in 2000. He later served as the James B. Knapp Dean at the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University from 2005. He joined Williams College in 2010.

Personal life[edit]

He lives off-campus in Williamstown and is married with three children; David, Briauna, and Alex.[2] He has several siblings including an older brother, Jim Falk, also a physicist and former university leader, in Melbourne, Australia.


Falk is a high-energy physicist whose research focuses on elementary particle physics and quantum field theory, particularly the interactions and decay of heavy quarks. Some of his work is cited over 700 times - for example;


  • Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award.
  • Morehead-Cain Scholar, University of North Carolina


  1. ^ "Williams College Presidents". Williams College. Archived from the original on 7 October 2010. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
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