Will M. Farr is a Birmingham Fellow in the School of Physics and Astronomy.
Will is a theoretical astrophysicist with interests in astrostatistics, the gravitational dynamics of exoplanets and dense stellar systems, gravitational waves, compact object evolution, computational astrophysics, and general relativity.
He is an enthusiastic programming language polyglot, and has contributed software to many astronomical projects.
Will was born in Oregon, in the United States. He received his BS in Physics from the California Institute of Technology in 2003 and a PhD in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010. From 2009 to 2011 he was a postdoctoral researcher at Northwestern University, and from 2011 to 2013, he was a CIERA fellow at Northwestern’s Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics. He came to Birmingham in 2013. This is his first job outside the US, and he is enjoying exploring the United Kingdom.