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Glauber in July 2012
Roy Jay Glauber

(1925-09-01)September 1, 1925
Died December 26, 2018(2018-12-26) (aged 93)
Alma mater Harvard University (B.A., Ph.D.)
Known for Inventing Quantum Optics
Cynthia Rich
(m. 1960; div. 1975)
Children 2
Scientific career
Fields Theoretical Physics
Thesis The relativistic theory of meson fields (1949)
Doctoral advisor Julian Schwinger
Doctoral students
  • Leo Kadanoff
  • Daniel Kleitman
  • Daniel Frank Walls

Roy Jay Glauber (September 1, 1925 – December 26, 2018) was an American theoretical physicist. He was the Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics at Harvard University and Adjunct Professor of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona.

Glauber was awarded one half of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his contribution to the quantum theory of optical coherence", with the other half shared by John L. Hall and Theodor W. Hänsch.

Glauber died on December 26, 2018 at a hospital in Newton, Massachusetts at the age of 93.

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