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The ARC Special Research Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter  

Enquiries: +61 8 8313 3533  

Location: Level 1, Physics Building, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA  

Mailing Address: CSSM, Rm. 126, Lvl 1 Physics Building, University of Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia  
The University of Adelaide

Professor Anthony G. Williams

B.Sc., B.E.(Elec.), Ph.D., FAIP, FAPS
Boas Medal 2001


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  • Career Biography:

    Tony Williams earned a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Mathematical Physics in 1980 and then a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons) in 1981, both at the University of Adelaide.

    He then shifted to The Flinders University of South Australia where, in 1985, he was awarded his Ph.D. degree in Theoretical Physics.

    His first postdoctoral position was working with Prof. Tony Thomas in the Theoretical Physics group at the University of Adelaide from 1984-86.

    Following this he moved to the U.S. to work with the Nuclear Theory group in the Department of Physics at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he was a postdoctoral research associate for three years from 1986-89. The department was also host to the National Institute for Nuclear Theory supported by the (U.S.) Department of Energy.

    In August 1989 he began work as an Assistant Professor at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, where he had a joint appointment in the Department of Physics and in the Supercomputer Computations Research Institute (SCRI).

    He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics in 1992.

    In January 1993 he took a one-year leave of absence from Florida State University to undertake a position at the University of Adelaide as a Lecturer. He elected to remain in Adelaide.

    In January 1995 he was promoted to Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide.

    He was Deputy Director and co-founder (with Prof. Tony Thomas, Director) of the Special Research Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter (CSSM). The CSSM commenced operations in 1997 and was funded for 9 years by the Australian Research Council. He served as Director from 2004-2009 and is currently Associate Director.

    He was promoted to Associate Professor in January 1998.

    He was Chair of the Nuclear and Particle Physics Group (NUPP) of the Australian Institute of Physics from 1997-2000.

    He was Chair of the Organizing Committee for the 14th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP2000) in December 2000, which had over 680 registered participants.

    He was founding Director of the South Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing (SAPAC), which was an unincorporated joint venture of the three South Australian universities: the University of Adelaide, Flinders University, and the University of South Australia. SAPAC commenced operations in September 2002. SAPAC has now evolved into eResearch SA.

    He was also Deputy Director of the National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITP). He was Deputy Head of the Department of Physics and Mathematical Physics from 2000-02.

    In 2001 he was awarded the Walter Boas Medal by the Australian Institute of Physics for his research.

    In October 2002 he was elected as the first Fellow of the American Physical Society in the newly formed Topical Group in Hadron Physics (GHP).

    He was elected Chair of the Board of the Australian Institute for High-Energy Physics (AUSHEP) in October 2002.

    He was promoted to the position of Professor in the Department of Physics and Mathematical Physics in July 2003.

    He was appointed Executive Director of the Australian Research Collaboration Service (ARCS) in December 2007 to September 2011. ARCS was a four-year project delivering eResearch infrastructure to the national research community and was funded with $22.5 million by the Australian government.

    He served on the Australian Research Council College from 2008-09 and has been reappointed for the period 2012-14.

Last Modified: 13 January, 2010

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