Meystre Wins Lamb Medal for Work in Quantum Optics

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    Friday, January 17, 2014

    Over 40 years ago, Professor Emeritus Stephen F. Jacobs and adjunct professor Marlan O. Scully helped shape the earliest meetings of the Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics. Each year since 1998, PQE has awarded the Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics — named, of course, for Nobel laureate and emeritus professor Willis E. Lamb Jr. —  to outstanding contributors in the field.

    This year, PQE named Regents' Professor of Physics and Optical Sciences Pierre Meystre as one of the Lamb Medal's recipients for his "pioneering work on many-body quantum optics from the free-electron laser to quantum gases."

    Meystre, who also directs the Biosphere 2 Institute, received his award in a reception on Jan. 5.