Texas A&M physicist Alexei Sokolov, presenting his research on the applications of molecular coherence, from ultrafast physics to biophotonics, in December 2019 at the University of São Paulo São Carlos campus. (Credit: São Carlos Institute of Physics.)

Texas A&M Physicist Alexei Sokolov Recognized With 2020 Lamb Award

Jan 31, 2020
"Alexei Sokolov is a man after Willis Lamb’s own heart. Alexei invented a technique for using molecular oscillations to produce new intense combs of light frequencies. Furthermore, he has used these coherent molecular oscillations to advantage in experiments ranging from detecting anthrax-type endospores at range and improving the precision of spectroscopy, to what has been referred to in the literature as ‘incredible precision.’ Clearly, Alexei is the sort of person that young people aspire to emulate and senior scientists admire."
Dr. Marlan O. Scully, Texas A&M physicist and National Academy of Sciences member