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Leonard Mandel

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Dates

May 9, 1927 – February 9, 2001

Authorized Form of Name

Mandel, Leonard

Additional Forms of Names

Mandel, L. (Leonard)

Mandel, Leonard, 1927-2001

Biography

Abstract

Leonard Mandel was Lee Dubridge Professor Emeritus of Physics and Optics at the University of Rochester (1964-2001). Other institutional affiliations included Imperial College London and Imperial Chemical Industries, Ltd. His research interests included quantum optics and laser physics.

Important Dates

May 9, 1927Birth, Berlin (Germany).

1947Obtained BSc, Birkbeck College, University of London, London (England).

1948Obtained BSc, Birkbeck College, University of London, London (England).

1951Obtained PhD in Physics, Birkbeck College, University of London, London (England).

1951 – 1954Technical Officer, Imperial Chemical Industries, Ltd.

1954 – 1964Lecturer in Physics, Imperial College London, London (England).

1964 – 2001Professor of Physics (1964-1994); Lee DuBridge Professor of Physics and Optics (1994-2000); and Lee DuBridge Professor Emeritus of Physics and Optics (2000-2001), University of Rochester, Rochester (N.Y.).

2001Member, National Academy of Sciences.

February 9, 2001Death, Pittsfield (N.Y.).

Occupation

Quantum optician.

Places

Birth

Berlin (Germany)

Undergraduate Education

London (England)

Graduate Education

London (England)

Employment

London (England)

Rochester (N.Y.)

Death

Pittsfield (N.Y.)

Subjects

Lasers.

Light.

Quantum optics.

Quantum theory.

Relationships

People

Family

Mandel, Barry Paul

Son.

Mandel, Jeanne

Wife. Married 1953.

Mandel, Karen Rose

Daughter.

Mandel, Naftali

Father.

Mandel, Rosa

Mother.

Advisors & Collaborators

George, Eric Paul

PhD advisor at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Kimble, H. Jeff (Harry Jeffrey), 1949-

Advised by Mandel at University of Rochester, "Investigations of resonance fluorescence."

Kuzmich, Alex

Advised by Mandel at University of Rochester, "Investigation of non-classical states of atoms and photons."

Colleagues

Conwell, Esther M. (Esther Marley), 1922-2014

Both employed at University of Rochester.

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

Both employed at University of Rochester.

Montroll, E. W.

Both employed at University of Rochester.

Additional

Paul, Harry, 1931-

Selleri, Franco

Wolf, Emil

Institutions

Major Positions

Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd.

Technical Officer.

Imperial College, London. Department of Physics

Lecturer in Physics.

University of Rochester. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Professor of Physics; Lee DuBridge Professor of Physics and Optics; and Lee DuBridge Professor Emeritus of Physics and Optics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Birkbeck College

Obtained BSc (1947 and 1948) and PhD in Physics (1951).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Leonard Mandel and experimental tests of quantum mechanics : a talk for the American Physical Society, Forum on the History of Physics, 16 April 2005.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Leonard Mandel, 1984 September 24.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Symposium honoring Lee Alvin DuBridge [sound recording] / 1984 September 21-22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

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

Oral History interview with Franco Selleri, 2003 June 24 and 25.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Selected papers on coherence and fluctuations of light, with bibliography / Edited by L. Mandel and E. Wolf.

Subject

"Leonard Mandel: 1927-2001", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

Leonard Mandel New York Times obituary.

Leonard Mandel Physics Today obituary.

Leonard Mandel University of Rochester obituary.