Dr. William O. Hamilton was inducted into LSU College of Science Hall of Distinction on April 22, 2016.

Dr. Hamilton, a Professor Emeritus in Physics & Astronomy, is considered the "father of gravitational physics at LSU." Over his career, Hamilton made seminal contributions to low-temperature experimental physics that have had major impacts in astronomy and cosmology. His pioneering work was instrumental in attracting the Laser Interferometric Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) facility to Livingston, Louisiana. View the photo gallery.