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Adam Falk

Dr. Adam Falk

President, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Adam F. Falk has been President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation since 2018. Previously, he had served for eight years as President of Williams College. Falk came to Williams from the Johns Hopkins University, where he was the James B. Knapp Dean of the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and prior to that, Dean of Faculty. A theoretical high-energy physicist, Falk earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1991 and a B.S. from the University of North Carolina in 1987. He held postdoctoral appointments at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and the University of California, San Diego, before joining the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Department of Physics and Astronomy in 1994. Falk is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has been awarded honorary degrees from Amherst College and Williams College, has received the University of North Carolina Distinguished Young Alumnus Award, and is an Honorary Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford University. He is currently a trustee of Mount Holyoke College, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, and the Scholars at Risk Network, and he has served on the boards of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

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