Dr. Homer A. Neal
Dr. Homer A. Neal is the Samuel A. Goudsmit Distinguished Professor of Physics , Interim President Emeritus and Research Vice President Emeritus at the University of Michigan. He is the Institutional Leader of the University of Michigan CERN ATLAS high energy physics research group and is Director of the Michigan ATLAS Collaboratory Project. He has served as a member of the U.S. National Science Board, as a Regent of the Smithsonian Institution, and as a member of the Advisory Boards of Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has also served as a Trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is currently a Trustee of the Richard Lounsbery Foundation and a member of the Board on Physics and Astronomy of the National Research Council, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also a member of the Council of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. In addition, he is a Member of the Ford Motor Company Board of Directors and chairs the Board’s Committee on Sustainability.
Dr. Neal’s research is currently focused on the role of quantum spin in high energy collisions at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, the world’s highest energy accelerator located in Geneva, Switzerland. His group is also pursuing the discovery of the Higgs boson and Supersymmetry.