Roy J. Glauber

1925 - 2018

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Roy Jay Glauber (September 1, 1925 – December 26, 2018) was an American theoretical physicist. He was the Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics at Harvard University and Adjunct Professor of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. Born in New York City, he was awarded one half of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his contribution to the quantum theory of optical coherence", with the other half shared by John L. Hall and Theodor W. Hänsch. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roy J. Glauber has received more than 218,814 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Roy J. Glauber is the 186th most popular physicist (up from 199th in 2019), the 847th most popular biography from United States (down from 725th in 2019) and the 29th most popular American Physicist.

Roy J. Glauber is most famous for his work in quantum optics, where he developed the theory of quantum noise and coherence.

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Among physicists, Roy J. Glauber ranks 186 out of 721Before him are Donald A. Glaser, Osborne Reynolds, Satyendra Nath Bose, Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, George E. Smith, and Leon M. Lederman. After him are Joseph Rotblat, Polykarp Kusch, Charles H. Townes, Sheldon Lee Glashow, Richard E. Taylor, and Vitaly Ginzburg.

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Among people born in 1925, Roy J. Glauber ranks 54Before him are Jacques Delors, Celia Cruz, Ernesto Cardenal, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Frei Otto, and Barbara Bush. After him are Milton Obote, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, Robert Rauschenberg, Baruch Samuel Blumberg, Bülent Ecevit, and Oscar Peterson. Among people deceased in 2018, Roy J. Glauber ranks 34Before him are Francis Lai, Hubert de Givenchy, Arvid Carlsson, Barbara Bush, Leon M. Lederman, and Riccardo Giacconi. After him are Stéphane Audran, Richard E. Taylor, Gudrun Burwitz, Bernard Lewis, V. S. Naipaul, and Jens Christian Skou.

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Among people born in United States, Roy J. Glauber ranks 847 out of 15,968Before him are Robert Downey Jr. (1965), Groucho Marx (1890), Edward Norton (1969), Theodore Schultz (1902), Barbara Bush (1925), and Leon M. Lederman (1922). After him are Pat Morita (1932), Susan B. Anthony (1820), Michael Cimino (1939), Lana Turner (1921), James Brendan Connolly (1868), and Carl Lewis (1961).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Roy J. Glauber ranks 29Before him are Michio Kaku (1947), Steven Weinberg (1933), Donald A. Glaser (1926), Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921), George E. Smith (1930), and Leon M. Lederman (1922). After him are Charles H. Townes (1915), Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932), John L. Hall (1934), Willis Lamb (1913), Melvin Schwartz (1932), and Philip Warren Anderson (1923).