Texas A&M University Institute of Advanced Studies

Roy Glauber

Roy Glauber

Mallinckrodt Professor Emeritus of Physics
Harvard University
Eminent Scholar in Residence and Visiting Professor
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Texas A&M University
2013-2014 Faculty Fellow, Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study



One Hundred Years of Light Quanta

What was considered in 1900 to be a perfect complete theory of light, changed with the introduction of the quantum theory of light by Planck and Einstein in the early 1900s. Qantum optics and the theory of coherence was developed from the 1950s on. It is an enormously versatile theory which comprehends a vast range of interesting and occasionally strange ways in which light quanta can behave.