12 November 2007

American top-researcher receives Honorary Doctorate in Physics

Jeff Kimble, Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology, Caltech, will receive an Honorary Doctorate from the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, on November 15th.

He is unequivocally one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of atomic and optical physics and he is a pioneer within the area of quantum optics.

Prof. Jeff Kimble’s scientific achievements include, among other things, the first observation of photon anti-bunching, the first demonstration of the original Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox, the first unconditional quantum-teleportation and the realization of non-linear processes between single atoms and single photons.

He has published more than 170 articles in the leading scientific magazines Nature, Science and Physical Review Letters and he is among the 10 most cited researchers in the world in this field with more than 12,000 citations.

Some of his scientific work has been performed in close collaboration with Danish researchers.

On November 14th, Jeff Kimble will give his Honorary Doctorate Lecture as one of the Niels Bohr Lectures. The lecture will take place at 15:15 in Auditorium 3 at the H.C. Ørsted Institute, Universitetsparken 5.