Mallinckrodt Research Professor of Physics

Prof. Glauber   Lyman 331
17 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-2869

Administrative Assistant: Barbara Drauschke
Jefferson 348 • (617) 495-2895 • drauschk@physics.harvard.edu

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

Roy Glauber's recent research has dealt with problems in a number of areas of quantum optics, a field which, broadly speaking, studies the quantum electrodynamical interactions of light and matter. He is also continuing work on several topics in high- energy collision theory, including the analysis of hadron collisions, and the statistical correlation of particles produced in high-energy reactions.

Specific topics of his current research include: the quantum mechanical behavior of trapped wave packets; interactions of light with trapped ions; atom counting-the statistical properties of free atom beams and their measurement; algebraic methods for dealing with fermion statistics; coherence and correlations of bosonic atoms near the Bose-Einstein condensation; the theory of continuously monitored photon counting-and its reaction on quantum sources; the fundamental nature of "quantum jumps"; resonant transport of particles produced multiply in high-energy collisions; the multiple diffraction model of proton-proton and proton-antiproton scattering