Dr. Homer Alfred Neal
Dr. Homer Neal (1942 - 2018, Ph.D. 1966) completed his B.S. in Physics from IU. After finishing a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan and post-doc at CERN, he returned to IU to serve as a Professor of Physics and later Dean for Research & Graduate Development. He also was on the faculty and in the administration of both Stonybrook and the University of Michigan. He played important roles in several major high-energy experimental collaborations (including DZero and ATLAS). His many service activities included membership on the NSF’s National Science Board, President of the APS, and board memberships for the Smithsonian Institution, Ford Motor Company, and The Richard Lounsbery Foundation (among others). In 2020, IUB Physics created the Homer Neal Diversity Student Support Fund to continue Dr. Neal’s scientific legacy.