David S. Armstrong

Chancellor Professor of Physics

College of William & Mary

silly photo (my alter ego)
B.Sc., McGill University, 1981
M.Sc., Queen's University, 1984
Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 1988.

            Curiculum Vitae

    Research Interests:

My research interests are in the area of Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics.
Experiments are conducted mainly at Jefferson Lab in nearby Newport News, VA.

A list of my publications and some recent talks is available.

The upcoming MOLLER experiment moves forward: NSF and CFI(Canada) funding, and CD3a approval from the Dept. of Energy. W&M's contribution is funded by the NSF.

Our final high-precision measurement of the proton's weak charge has been published in Nature [Vol. 557, pages 207-211 (2018)].
An excellent perspective for a broader scientific audience was provided by Xiaochao Zheng, in the "News and Views" section of the same issue.

Press coverage is here:

Earlier press coverage of our initial result, which was published in 2013 in Physical Review Letters is here: Some older items from the press about my research (and related things):

    Research Students:

Ezekiel Wertz (PhD Student)
Kate Evans (PhD Student)

You can also look at a list of recent research students with thesis titles.
Resource for undergrads seeking summer research internships/fellowships: Summer Undergrad Research


Spring 2024:   Physics 172 - Stellar Astronomy and Cosmology

Fall 2023:     Physics 403 - Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Spring 2023:   Physics 172 - Stellar Astronomy and Cosmology

    Service (selected):

Contact points:

Office (W & M): (757) 221-3489    
Jefferson Lab:  (757) 269-6087        
FAX:            (757) 221-3540
E-Mail: armd@physics.wm.edu   or    armd@jlab.org
Snail-Mail:   Dept. of Physics
              P.O. Box 8795
              College of William and Mary
              Williamsburg, Virginia
              23187-8795   USA

Physics Department
College of William and Mary
last updated May 2023