Marlan O. Scully
Lecturer with the rank of Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials
Ph.D. 1966, Yale
Professor Scully presently holds a joint appointment between Texas A&M and Princeton University. He has been involved in many aspects of laser science and quantum optics, including the first demonstration of lasing without inversion, the first utilization of coherence effects to generate ultra-slow light in hot gases, and the use of quantum coherence to detect anthrax and poison gas at a distance. His work on quantum coherence and correlation effects has shed new light on the foundations of quantum mechanics and yielded new insights into quantum thermodynamics.