The House Professor is the Dean and leader of the House community and provides intellectual and social direction for the House. The House Professor-Dean works in close partnership with the Assistant Dean and the House Council (the student run house-governance structure) in maintaining the welfare of the House community and the well-being of its individual members.
Prof. Thom-Levy was born in Germany and studied Physics at Hamburg University. She has spent the last 20 years building particle detectors and mining data to understand the fundamental building blocks of matter.She has always been inspired by the genius and spirit of Hans Bethe, one of the fathers of modern particle physics. Her research has led her to particle accelerator labs all over the world, e.g. CERN, the Deutsche Electron Synchroton, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Lab, and the Fermi National Accelerator Lab, where she met her husband Steve Levy. Steve is a Physics Professor at Binghamton University who studies squishy things like cells.
Their children Max and Leo are expert Lego builders who enjoy catching them all, soccer, and playing with their old chocolate Labrador Mira.