Dr Robert W. Boyd

Professor of Optics (and Physics)

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester

Bausch & Lomb Hall,P.O. Box 270171,500 Wilson Boulevard
United States
PH: 1 (585) 275-2329
Email: [email protected]


Prof. Boyd received his B.S. degree in Physics (1969) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. degree in Physics (1977) from the University of California at Berkeley. His Ph.D. thesis was supervised by Professor Charles H. Townes and involved the use of nonlinear optical techniques for infrared detection for astronomy. Professor Boyd joined the faculty of The Institute of Optics of the University of Rochester in 1977, and since 1987, has held the position of Professor of Optics. He also holds a joint appointment as Professor of Physics. Prof. Boyd is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. In 2002, he was named the first M. Parker Givens Professor of Optics.

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