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Roy J. Glauber

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Dates

September 1, 1925 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Additional Forms of Names

Glauber, R. J. (Roy J.), 1925-

Glauber, Roy Jay, 1925-

Biography

Abstract

Roy J. Glauber is Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics at Harvard University (1952-present). Other institutional affiliations include the California Institute of Technology and the Institute for Advanced Study. His research interests include quantum optics and coherence (optics).

Important Dates

September 1, 1925Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1944 – 1946Researcher, Theory Division, Manhattan Project, Los Alamos Laboratory.

1946Obtained SB, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1947Obtained AM, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1949Obtained PhD in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1949 – 1950Member and Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study.

1950Postdoctoral Fellow, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich.

1950 – 1951Member and Jewett Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study.

1951 – 1952Lecturer in Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology.

1952 – presentLecturer and Bayard Cutting Fellow for Research in Physics (1952-1954); Assistant Professor of Physics (1954-1956); Associate Professor of Physics (1956-1961); Professor of Physics (1962-1976); and Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics (1976-present), Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1967Visiting Scientist, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1972 – 1973Guest Professor, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1974Lorentz Professor, University of Leiden.

1974Visiting Professor, NORDITA.

1983Visiting Scientist, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1983Visiting Professor, Collège de France.

1988Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1988 – presentAdjunct Professor, University of Arizona, Tucson.

1996Awarded Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, American Physical Society.

2005Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics "for his contribution to the quantum theory of optical coherence".

Occupation

Theoretical physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Subjects

Coherence (Optics).

Quantum optics.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Family

Glauber, Cynthia Rich

Spouse, married 1960.

Glauber, Jeffrey

Son.

Glauber, Valerie

Daughter.

Advisors & Collaborators

Kadanoff, Leo P.

Advised by Glauber at Harvard University.

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

PhD advisor at Harvard University, "The Relativistic Theory of Meson Fields" and both employed at Harvard University.

Colleagues

Adler, Stephen L.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Allison, Samuel King, 1900-1965

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bainbridge, Kenneth T. (Kenneth Tompkins), 1904-1996

Both employed at Harvard University.

Barschall, H. H. (Henry Herman), 1915-1997

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Bederson, Benjamin

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Benedek, George Bernard, 1928-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Bloembergen, N.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Brewer, Richard G.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bridgman, P. W. (Percy Williams), 1882-1961

Both employed at Harvard University.

Brueckner, Keith A.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Callan, Curtis G.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Case, Kenneth M.

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Charney, Jule G.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Cole, Julian D.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Coleman, Sidney, 1937-2007

Both employed at Harvard University.

Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978

Both employed at Harvard University.

Cormack, Allan MacLeod, 1924-1998

Both employed at Harvard University.

Corson, Dale R.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Deser, S. (Stanley)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Deutsch, Martin, 1917-2002

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

DeWitt, Bryce S. (Bryce Seligman), 1923-2004

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Duffield, Robert B.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

DuMond, Jesse W. M. (Jesse William Monroe), 1892-1976

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Dyson, Freeman J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Epstein, Paul S. (Paul Sophus), 1883-1966

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Feldman, Gary J.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988

Both employed at California Institute of Technology and Los Alamos National Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Flanders, Donald

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Fowler, William A.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Frankel, S., 1919-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Franklin, Melissa Eve Bronwen

Both employed at Harvard University.

Furry, W. H. (Wendell Hinkle), 1907-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Gabrielse, Gerald

Both employed at Harvard University.

Gallagher, Thomas F., 1944-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Gates, S. James

Both employed at Harvard University.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Georgi, Howard

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Gross, David J. (David Jonathan)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Halperin, Bertrand I.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Haroche, S.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Hirschfelder, Joseph Oakland, 1911-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Hooft, G. 't

Both employed at Harvard University.

Huth, John Edward

Both employed at Harvard University.

Jackiw, Roman W.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Jaffe, Arthur, 1937-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Kemble, Edwin C. (Edwin Crawford), 1889-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Kleppner, Daniel

Both employed at Harvard University.

Kraichnan, Robert H., 1928-2008

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Lauritsen, Charles Christian, 1892-1968

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lee, T. D., 1926-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Leggett, A. J. (Anthony J.)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Leighton, Robert B.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Luttinger, Joaquin M.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Lyman, Theodore, 1874-1954

Both employed at Harvard University.

Maldacena, Juan Martin, 1968-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Marshak, Robert E. (Robert Eugene), 1916-1992

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Martin, Paul Cecil, 1931-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

McDaniel, Boyce D. (Boyce Dawkins), 1917-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Merzbacher, Eugen

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Morse, Marston, 1892-1977

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Murray, Cherry Ann

Both employed at Harvard University.

Nelson, Ann E. (Ann Elizabeth)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Nelson, David R., 1951-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Nelson, Eldred C. (Eldred Carlyle), 1917-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Oldenberg, Otto, 1888-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study and Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Parsons, William Sterling, 1901-1953

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Pierce, George Washington, 1872-1956

Both employed at Harvard University.

Pipkin, Francis M.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Placzek, G. (George), 1905-1955

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Polchinski, Joseph Gerard

Both employed at Harvard University.

Politzer, H. David, 1949-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Pound, Robert V.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Purcell, Edward M.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Quinn, Helen R.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

Both employed at Harvard University.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Harvard University.

Raney, William P.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Rieser, Leonard M.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Robertson, H. P. (Howard Percy), 1903-1961

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Schiff, Leonard I. (Leonard Isaac), 1915-1971

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Serber, R. (Robert)

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Shapiro, Marjorie

Both employed at Harvard University.

Spencer, Thomas, 1946-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Steinberger, J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Steinhardt, Paul J.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Strauch, Karl, 1922-2000

Both employed at Harvard University.

Street, Jabez Curry, 1906-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Strominger, Andrew Eben

Both employed at Harvard University.

Stubbs, Christopher

Both employed at Harvard University.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at Harvard University.

Tollestrup, Alvin

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Turkevich, Anthony, 1916-2002

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Vafa, Cumrun

Both employed at Harvard University.

Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980

Both employed at Harvard University.

Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Weitz, David A.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Weyl, Hermann, 1885-1955

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Wilson, Kenneth G. (Kenneth Geddes), 1936-2013

Both employed at Harvard University.

Wilson, Richard, 1926-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Wise, Mark B., 1953-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Witten, E.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Wu, Tai Tsun

Both employed at Harvard University.

Yang, Chen Ning, 1922-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Additional

Hänsch, T. W. (Theo W.), 1941-

Won Nobel Prize in the same year for different projects.

Meystre, Pierre

Paul, Harry, 1931-

Institutions

Major Positions

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Lecturer in Theoretical Physics.

Collège de France

Visiting Professor.

European Organization for Nuclear Research

Visiting Scientist and Guest Professor.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained SB, AM, and PhD in Physics (1949). Lecturer and Bayard Cutting Fellow for Research in Physics; Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; and Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics.

Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)

Member; Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Fellow; and Jewett Fellow.

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

Researcher, Theory Division, Manhattan Project.

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

Researcher, Theory Division.

Nordisk institut for teoretisk atomfysik

Visiting Professor.

University of Arizona. Department of Physics

Adjunct Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1996 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics.

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Postdoctoral Fellow.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden

Postdoctoral Fellow.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Eulogies for Wendell Hinkle Furry, 1985.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

One hundred fifty years of Maxwell's equations (1862-2012) [sound recording], 2012 February 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with R. J. Glauber, 1987 April 21, May 12 and 20.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Roy J. Glauber, 1976 December 9 and 1977 March 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Video Interviews with Nobel Prize Winners in Physics, 2004-2006.

Sussex Innovation Centre. Science Park Square

Vega Science Trust

Brighton BN1 9SB, England UK

Subject

Interference: questions and answers with Harry Paul, 2010.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Memorial Minute for Norman Foster Ramsey, 2015.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Pierre Meystre, 2009 February 9 and 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Quantum optics. Edited by R. J. Glauber.