Roy J. Glauber

American theoretical physicist

Roy Jay Glauber (September 1, 1925 – December 26, 2018) was an American theoretical physicist. He was the Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics at Harvard University and Adjunct Professor of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona.

Roy Glauber
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Glauber in July 2012
Born
Roy Jay Glauber

(1925-09-01)September 1, 1925
DiedDecember 26, 2018(2018-12-26) (aged 93)
Alma materHarvard University (B.A., Ph.D.)
Known forInventing Quantum Optics
Spouse(s)
Cynthia Rich
(m. 1960; div. 1975)
[1]
Children2
Awards
Scientific career
FieldsTheoretical Physics
Institutions
ThesisThe relativistic theory of meson fields (1949)
Doctoral advisorJulian Schwinger
Doctoral students
Websitewww.physics.harvard.edu/people/facpages/glauber

Glauber was awarded one half of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his contribution to the quantum theory of optical coherence", with the other half shared by John L. Hall and Theodor W. Hänsch.

Glauber died on December 26, 2018 at a hospital in Newton, Massachusetts at the age of 93.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "We've moved". oasis.lib.harvard.edu.
  2. Knight, Peter; Milburn, Gerard J. (2015). "Daniel Frank Walls FRSNZ. 13 September 1942 — 12 May 1999". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. Royal Society publishing. 61. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2014.0019. ISSN 0080-4606.
  3. "In Memoriam: Roy J. Glauber, 1925-2018". Retrieved 28 December 2018.

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