Scott Willenbrock

Provost Fellow and Professor of Physics
willen@illinois.edu

Professor Scott Willenbrock was appointed a Provost's Fellow in August 2016. He joined the Department of Physics as a faculty member in 1993. He worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison from 1986 until 1988, and as a physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory from 1988 until 1993. While at Brookhaven, he also worked as a guest scientist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Scott received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas-Austin, in 1986. A specialist in elementary particle theory, Professor Willenbrock’s research accomplishments cover a wide variety of topics in high energy physics, ranging from relevant and influential highly technical calculations of higher-order corrections in quantum field theory to vitally important insights into the phenomenology of elementary particles. He is a world-recognized expert on the physics of high energy colliders, including the physics of the top quark, intermediate vector bosons, and Higgs particles.

Read about Scott’s Provost Fellow project.