Witold Nazarewicz

Witold  Nazarewicz
  • John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor
  • Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
  • Physics and Astronomy


Witold Nazarewicz, professor and FRIB chief scientist, is internationally renowned for his work in the field of theoretical nuclear physics.

Nazarewicz received his M. Sci. Engineer degree from the Warsaw University of Technology and his PhD in physics at the Institute for Nuclear Research, Poland. Prior to joining MSU in 2014, he was the James McConnell Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Tennessee, and corporate fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

He is the author of more than 400 refereed publications in scientific journals and is listed among the most highly-cited nuclear theorists. He has given more than 530 invited talks and presentations at major international conferences, seminars, and colloquia. Among his many accolades and accomplishments, Nazarewicz is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the U.K. Institute of Physics, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and presently serves on 13 professional committees and editorial boards.