**H.
Thomas Williams
**

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, Virginia 24450

**Contact Information:**

- Office
Location: Howe Annex, Science Center
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Phone: (540)-458-8362
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address: williamsh@wlu.edu
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**Short Biographical Sketch:**

Professor Williams
joined the faculty at Washington and Lee in 1974, and retired from full-time
teaching in the summer of 2011. He attended the University of Virginia,
receiving a B. S. in Physics in 1963 and a Ph.D. in Physics (under the
direction of M. E. Rose) in 1967.

Upon completion of the Ph.D. he was awarded a National Research Council / National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship which funded two years of theoretical research (with M. Danos) at the National Bureau of Standards, in Washington, DC. He then spend three semesters as Gastdozent at the Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg in Germany, followed by a one term teaching appointment at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia.

From the fall of 1971 through the end of 1973, he served as a staff scientist at Kaman Sciences, Colorado Springs, Colorado, studying electromagnetic shielding, field propagation, transmission and reception.

In January 1974, Dr. Williams was appointed Assistant Professor of Physics at Washington and Lee. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1979, and to Professor in 1984. For the three academic years spanning 1986-89 he served as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and served as Head of Physics and Engineering from 1989 until June, 2000. During the academic year 2002-03, he served as Acting Dean of the College. From 2003-07 he was University Provost. In the fall of 2007 he returned to the Department of Physics and Engineering and served as Department Head in 2010 and 2011.

Professor Williams has provided consulting services to the National Bureau of Standards and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has received research support from the National Bureau of Standards, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Research Corporation and the National Science Foundation.

Professor
Williams continues to pursue research areas in the areas of
quantum information theory and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics
involving both analytical approaches and computer simulations to address
one-dimensional systems.

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Education:

B. S. in
Physics, University of Virginia, June 1963.

Ph. D. in Physics, University of Virginia, August 1967.

National Defense
Education Act Fellowship

Dissertation:
Internal Compton Coefficients
(M. E. Rose, director)

Postdoctoral:

National Research Council -- National Science Foundation
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at National Bureau of Standards. Work on
nuclear theory with Michael Danos. (1967-1969)

Gastdozent, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg,
Germany. (1970)

Employment:

Guest professor, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA
(1971).

Staff scientist, Kaman Sciences
Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO (1971-1973). Theoretical studies
of electromagnetic shielding, classical field transmission and reception.

Faculty, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

Assistant Professor (1974)

Associate Professor (1979)

Professor (1984)

Associate Dean of College of Arts and Sciences,
(1986-1989)

Head, Department of Physics and Engineering (1989 - 2000)

Acting Dean of the College (2002-2003)

Provost (2003-2007)

Head, Department of Physics and Engineering (2009-2011)

Retired June 30, 2011

Grants
and professional appointments:

Consultant, National Bureau of Standards, 1974 - 1986.

Consultant, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1987 - 2002.

Research grant from Research Corporation
for theoretical study of nuclear Compton scattering at intermediate energies
1981-82. (Grant includes stipend for an undergraduate student
assistant each of two summers).

Member of Editorial Committee of Southeastern Universities Research
Association (SURA) - purpose of committee was to write the scientific
justification section of a proposal to N.S.F. for the construction of a major
particle accelerator research facility in Virginia (CEBAF).

National Science Foundation Research Opportunity Award (ROA) (in
collaboration with theory group at University of Virginia): summer 1988, and a
second award for research in summers of 1989 and 1990.

Manuscript reviewer, Physical Review C, American Journal of
Physics.

Member of Physics Council, Council on Undergraduate
Research, 1988 - 1991.

Organizer and director, 2000 Associated
Colleges of the South workshop on Computer Based Introductory Physics
Laboratories.

Co-organizer, 2010 joint W&L/Va Tech
Symposium on Applications of Statistical Techniques to Far-from-Equilibrium and
Biological Systems.

Publications
(since 1990, most recent first):

Stochastic epidemic-type model with enhanced connectivity: exact solution, H. T. Williams, I. Mazilu, D. A. Mazilu, Journal of
Statistical Physics **2012**, 01017,(
January 2012.)

Applications of tridiagonal matrices
in nonlinear statistical physics, I Mazilu, D. A. Mazilu, H. Thomas Williams, Journal of Statistical
Mechanics (Electronic), **24**, 7-17,
2012.

Entanglement enhancement of a noisy classical communication
channel, H. Thomas Williams, Paul Bourdon, arXiv:quant-ph 1109.1029, November 2011.

Exact energy spectrum of a two-temperature kinetic Ising Model, I. Mazilu and H. T.
Williams, Physical Review E **80**, 061109 (2009).

Nonequilibrium
statistical mechanics: a solvable model, I. Mazilu
and H. T. Williams, American Journal of Physics 77, 458-467
(2009.)

Augmented message-matrix approach to deterministic dense-coding
theory, E. Gerjuoy, H. T. Williams, P. Bourdon,
Physical Review A**79,** 042315 (2009.)

Deterministic Dense Coding and Entanglement Entropy, P. S. Bourdon,
E. Gerjuoy (Univ. Pittsburg), J. P. McDonald (W&L
undergraduate student) and H. T. Williams., Physical Review **A
77**, 022305 (2008).

Sharp probability estimates for Shor's
order-finding algorithm, P. S. Bourdon and H. T. Williams,
Quantum Information and Computation 7, 522-550, (2007)

Unital quantum operations on the Bloch ball and Bloch region, P. S.
Bourdon and H. T. Williams, Physical Review A
69, 022314 (2004)

Superposition solutions to the Schroedinger equation, H. Thomas Williams, American Journal
of Physics 70, pp 532-536, 2002.

Semantics in Teaching Introductory Physics, H. Thomas Williams,
American Journal of Physics, 67, pp670-680, 1999.

Two-dimensional growth models, H. Thomas Williams, Laura
Goodwin, Steven G. Desjardins, Frederic T Billings, Physics Letters A 250, pp105-110, 1998.

Program for generating tables of SU3 coupling
coefficients, Thomas A. Kaeding and H. T. Williams,
Computer Physics Communications 98, pp398- 414,
1996.

SU3 isoscalar factors, H. T. Williams,
Journal of Mathematical Physics 37 (8), pp4187-4198, 1996.

Symmetry properties of matrix elements of canonical SU(3) tensor
operators, L. C. Biedenharn, M. A. Lohe, H. T. Williams, Journal of Mathematical Physics
35, 6672, 1994.

A new algorithm for computation of SU3 Clebsch
Gordan coefficients, H.
T. Williams, Computers in Physics 8 355, 1994.

Symbolic Solutions: Angular Momentum on a PC, R. R. Silbar and H. T. Williams, Computers in Physics 8, 52,
1994.

Automated Angular Momentum Recoupling
Algebra, R. R. Silbar and H. T. Williams, Journal of
Computational Physics 99, 299, 1992.

Gauge Invariance and Threshold Photon Scattering on a Composite
Target, H. T. Williams, American Journal of Physics 59, 437, 1991.