Dr Joseph H. Eberly

Professor of Physics (and Professor of Optics)

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester

Bausch & Lomb Hall,P.O. Box 270171,500 Wilson Boulevard
United States
PH: 1 (585) 275-4576
Email: [email protected]


Prof. Eberly received his B.S. in Physics from Penn State (1957) and his Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University (1962). He joined the UR Physics and Astronomy faculty in 1967, where he is a member of the Quantum Optics research group. Since 1979 he has held an adjunct faculty position in the Institute of Optics. He is presently the Andrew Carnegie Professor of Physics and Director of the Rochester Theory Center.
Prof. Eberly is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America, has been Chair of the APS Division of Laser Science, and was the founding Editor of the journal Optics Express. He was President of the Optical Society of America (2007), and Chair of the OSA Presidential Advisory Committee (2009). He has served as a member of the APS Council 2003-2005, the AIP Governing Board 2003-2005, and as a member of the Advisory Boards of KITP (Santa Barbara), ITAMP (Harvard-Smithsonian) and the Physics Division of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Professor Eberly has been selected for a JILA Visiting Fellowship (1979), a Senior Alexander von Humboldt Award (1984), and the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Penn State College of Science. He has received the Smoluchowski Medal of the Physical Society of Poland (1987), the Charles Hard Townes Award of the Optical Society of America (1994), the Georgen Award for Creative Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching of the University of Rochester (2000), and the Frederick Ives Medal of OSA (2010). He is a Foreign Member of the Academy of Science of Poland.

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