Ronald Walsworth earned his B.S. in Physics from Duke University and his Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University. His research interests are in developing precision measurement tools and applying them to diverse problems across the physical and life sciences. Walsworth is the recipient of the Francis Pipkin Award in Precision Measurements from the American Physical Society; the Smithsonian Institution Exceptional Service Award; and the Duke University Faculty Scholar Award. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and serves as a Distinguished Traveling Lecturer for the Division of Laser Science of the American Physical Society. Walsworth is also a Minta Martin Professor in the UMD Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Founding Director of the Quantum Technology Center.