• Joint Faculty - TEES Eminent Professor, Physics and Astronomy
  • Director, IQSE
  • Director, CTP
  • TEES Distinguished Research Chair
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Educational Background

  • Yale University, Ph.D. Physics, 1966
  • Yale University, M.S. Physics, 1963
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Materials Science Program, 1962
  • University of Wyoming/Casper College, B.S/A.S. Engineering Physics, 1961

Research Interests

  • Marlan O. Scully (Texas A&M and Princeton) is a laser physics pioneer. His work includes the first quantum theory of the laser with Lamb, the first demonstrations of lasing without inversion, the first demonstration of ultraslow light in hot gases, and the use of quantum coherence to detect anthrax in real time. Furthermore Scully's work on quantum coherence and correlation effects has shed new light on the foundations of quantum mechanics, e.g., the quantum eraser.

Awards & Honors

  • National Academy of Sciences
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Academia Europaea
  • Max Planck Society
  • APS Schawlow prize
  • OSA Townes Award
  • IEEE Quantum Electronics Award
  • Franklin Institute's Elliott Cresson Medal
  • OSA Lomb Medal
  • Humboldt Senior Faculty Prize
  • Harvard Loeb Lecturer
  • Honorary doctorate from Universit├Ąt Ulm
  • OSA/DPG Hebert Walther Award