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September 01, 2015

Vision expert David Williams honored with awards for research

David Williams

David Williams, the William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics, dean for research in Arts, Sciences & Engineering, and director of the Center for Visual Science, received the Beckman-Argyros Award in Vision Research from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. The award recognizes an individual who has made transformative breakthroughs in vision research. Williams will receive a total of $500,000, along with a solid gold commemorative medallion. In addition, Williams will receive the 2015 William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement at a ceremony in October. The Procter Prize is awarded by the scientific research society Sigma Xi each year since 1950. It honors an individual in recognition of outstanding achievement in scientific research and demonstrated ability to communicate the significance of this work to scientists in other disciplines.

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