PULSE Institute for Ultrafast Energy
Photon Sciences Division, SLAC National Accelerator
M.S. 59, SLAC, Menlo Park, CA
Departments of Physics and Applied Physics, Stanford
Position: Professor of Photon Sciences, Physics, and Applied Physics;
Director of the Stanford PULSE Institute for Ultrafast Energy Science; Chair of
the Stanford Photon Physics Faculty at SLAC; Editor
the APS Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science.
Previous career and education:
Peter Franken Distinguished University Professor of Physics, University
Otto Laporte Collegiate Professor of Physics, University
- 9/90-8/98 Professor of
Physics, University of Michigan.
- 11/82-8/90 Principal
Investigator Member of Technical Staff, Physics Research Division,
AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ
- 1/89-8/90 Adjunct Associate
Professor of Applied Physics, Columbia
University, New York,
- 8/80-11/82 Post-doctoral
research at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel,
and at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories, Berkeley, CA 94720.
- Ph.D. (1980) and M.A. (1978)
in Physics from the University of
California, Berkeley, CA 94720.
- A.B. (1975) magna cum
laude in Physics, Harvard College, Cambridge,
Academy of Sciences,
Michigan Sokal Award for Research, 2001.
Traveling Lecturer, APS Division of Laser Science, 1996-97.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial
Foundation Fellow, 1996-97.
Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, 1996.
Professor, University of California at Berkeley, 1996.
Fellow of the
American Physical Society, 1990.
Fellow of the Optical Society
of America, 1995.
NSF Graduate Fellowship, 1975-78
Current service (partial list):
Chair of AMO2010, the NRC decadal survey on AMO physics; member of the
National Research Council Board on Physics and Astronomy; member of the Physics
Today Advisory Committee.
I am an atomic physicist. My main research interest is fundamental
light-matter interactions, and especially the control of quantum systems using
ultrafast laser fields. I develop new sources of ultrafast laser light in the
infrared, visible, ultraviolet, and x-ray
regions of the light spectrum.
Link to publication list.