Monday, 15 November 2010

Roy J. Glauber

   Roy Jay Glauber is an American theoretical physicist that was born on 1 of September in 1925. He is the Proffesor of Physics at Harvard University and Anjunt Prefessor at the University of Arizona.

In high school he built his own telescope using it to photograph a lunar eclipse, and later he built a spectroscope that won the science fair in the city and was shown at the 1939 World's Leading Trade Fair in New York.

    The most important honor that he won was the Novel Preize in Phisics in 2005 because of the contribution of the teory of optical coherence. In this work, published in 1963, he created a model for photodetection and explained the fundamental characteristics of different types of light. His theories are used in the field of quantum optics.

    His work involved calculating the critical mass for the atom bomb. Glauber has problems in a number of areas of quantum optics.

    He currently lives in Arlington, Massachusetts and is the Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics at Harvard University, where both past and present students enthusiastically praised his teaching to Harvard Crimson reporters. On April 15, 2010 police in Arlington caught a man they suspected of breaking into Glauber's home, he was later convicted of breaking and entering, but in the end it was only a replica of Glauber's Nobel Prize that was stolen. Glauber has two children, a son and a daughter, and five grandchildren.

    We choose this Person because we think that it wons a very good prize and we think that it was very important in the physicist world in that age.

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