Professor of Physics
(Accepting Graduate Students)
Laboratory Manager/Administrator: Roel Torres
Eric Heller joined the physics faculty at Harvard in 1993, and became a CCB faculty member in 2009. He received his PhD in Chemical Physics from Harvard. His research centers on time dependent and semiclassical quantum mechanics of molecules and devices, including electron flow in semiconductors. Tunneling in complex systems, imaging of electrons in molecules, graphene, and semiconductors, and classical-quantum correspondence in nonlinear dynamical systems are current interests. Heller loves wave phenomena and his research has extended to acoustics and oceanography.
Heller has been teaching a Harvard GenEd course on acoustics and psychoacoustics for non-scientists, called "Why You Hear What You Hear", and in 2013 has published a textbook with Princeton University Press by that name. Heller is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Science.
Cambridge, MA 02138