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. Yale University (1966)
Fellow, Optical Society of America
Fellow, American Physical Society
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
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.
He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the Academia Europa, and the Max Planck Society and has received numerous awards including the Schawlow prize of the APS, the Charles Townes Award of the OSA, the Quantum Electronics Award of the IEEE, the Elliot Crtesson Medal of the Franklin Institute, the Adolph Lomb Medal of the OSA, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Alexander von Humboldt Distinguished Faculty Prize.