Great nephew of The Webb Schools' founder Thompson Webb and great grandson of Sawney Webb (founder of the Webb School in Bellbuckle, Tennessee, Lawrence “Larry” Price ’61 is the Director of the High Energy Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory. Since starting in 1978, Price has pursued several multi-institution and multi-year physics experiments. He has been involved with such projects as measuring the shape and size of the proton, learning the nature of quarks and gluons, and the search for proton instability and study of neutrinos from the atmosphere.
Before Argonne National Laboratory, Price was a professor at Columbia University where he stayed for eight years. He received his doctorate and master’s degrees from Harvard University and bachelor’s at Pomona College.
While at Webb, Price was a recipient of the Horace Blackman Award, a member of the student newspaper, and a peccary man. He also enjoyed theater and soccer. After graduating cum laude, he attended Pomona College for his bachelor’s degree and subsequently Harvard University for his master’s and PhD.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.