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William KungPhD, Senior Director of Operations and Strategic Planning

William Kung received his BS in physics from California Institute of Technology and PhD in physics from the University of Pennsylvania on soft matter theory.  Trained as a theorist, William has studied the formation of various non-closed packed structures in colloidal crystals, investigated new scaling regime for topologically constrained polymers via field-theoretic renormalization group calculations, developed the dynamical theory of polar liquid crystals using the general Poisson-bracket formalism, and studied the general effects of water-mediated solvation and the asymmetry between positive and negative charges on nanoparticle crystallization. He is also the author of the research monograph Geometry and Phase Transitions in Colloids and Polymers. In his role at the Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts, William oversees the daily operations and budget of the center.


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