Physicist Marlan O. Scully has been named a distinguished professor in Texas A&M University’s Department of Physics.
Scully joined the Texas A&M faculty as professor of physics in 1992 after stints on the physics faculties of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Arizona and University of New Mexico. He was named director of Texas A&M’s Center for Theoretical Physics in 1995 and has served as co-director of the Texas Laser Laboratory at the Houston Advanced Research Center in The Woodlands.
His major research interests include quantum optics, laser physics, foundations of quantum mechanics, non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and bioengineering. He is the author of more than 300 research articles, the standard text in laser physics and a recently completed book on quantum optics.
Scully has received the Adolph E. Lomb Medal of the Optical Society of America, the Elliott Cresson Medal of The Franklin Institute, and the EG&G Medal of the Society for Optical and Quantum Electronics. He has received Sloan and Guggenheim Fellowships and a Humboldt Distinguished Senior Faculty Award. Scully is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the Max Planck Society, the German equivalent of the National Academy of Sciences. He holds a B.S. in engineering physics from the University of Wyoming and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Yale University.
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