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consultant , Optics scientist , physics professor

Joseph Henry Eberly, US physics professor, consultant, quantum optics scientist. Recipient Alexander von Humboldt award, 1984, Marian Smoluchowski medal, 1987, Distinguished Alumni award Pennsylvania State College of Science, 1998.


Eberly, Joseph Henry was born on October 19, 1935 in Carlisle, Pa. Son of Norman McKinley and Mary Weigle (Keeny) Eberly.


Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1962.


With physics faculty University Rochester, since 1967, joined Institute of Optics, 1979, professor physics New York, 1976-1979, professor physics and optics, since 1979. Andrew Carnegie professor physics, since 1996. Founder, director Rochester Theory Center for Optical Science and Engineering, since 1995.

Visiting fellow Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics and National Bureau Standard, Boulder, Colorado, 1977-1978, science and engineering research council physics department London Imperial College, 1983. Visiting member Max-Planck Institute Quantum Optics, Munich, 1985, 89, 95. Advisory editor for physics John Wiley Publication, New York City, since 1975.

Consultant United States Department Energy, since 1974, Battelle Laboratories, Durham, North Carolina, 1974-1984, Institute Defense Analyses, 1986-1994. Member physics advisory committee Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1995-1997. Member advisory board Institute Theoretical Physics, University California Santa Barbara, 2001-2003.

Guest professor Peking University, since 2004.



Fellow Optical Society of America (board directors, chair board editors, 2002-2004, vice president 2005, president 2007-2008, Charles H. Townes award, 1994, Frederic Ives medal, 2010), American Physical Society (chair division laser science 1996-1997, member council 2003-2005). Member Curriculum Vitae Tummer Society (founding member), Academy Sciences of Poland (foreign member), Institute Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Harvard-Smithsonian Observatory (member advisory board since 2004), American Institute Physics (governing board 2003-2004, investment advisory committee since 2004).


Married Shirley Warren Smith. Children: Rebecca Leas, Virginia Westcott, Lynn Elizabeth.

Norman McKinley Eberly

Mary Weigle (Keeny) Eberly

Shirley Warren Smith

Rebecca Leas Eberly

Virginia Westcott Eberly

Lynn Elizabeth Eberly