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The 2014 Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics

To be awarded January 8, 2014, at the 44th Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics.

M. Suhail Zubairy, Texas A&M University

For pioneering work ranging from noise-free amplification to super Rayleigh resolution.


M. Suhail Zubairy received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1978. He served as Professor of Electronics and the founding Chairman of the Department of Electronics at the Quaid-i-Azam University. In 2000 he joined Texas A&M University where he is presently a Professor of Physics and the holder of the Munnerlyn-Heep Chair in Quantum Optics.

Prof. Zubairy’s research interests include quantum optics and laser physics. He has published over 300 research papers on topics such as precision microscopy and lithography, quantum computing, noise-free amplification, and atomic coherence effects. He is the co-author of two books, one on Quantum Optics and the other on Quantum Computing Devices.

He has received many honors including the Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics, Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize, the Outstanding Physicist Award from the Organization of Islamic Countries, the Abdus Salam Prize in Physics, the International Khwarizmi Award from the President of Iran, the Orders of Hilal-e-Imtiaz and Sitara-e-Imtiaz from the President of Pakistan, and the George H. W. Bush Award for Excellence in International Research. He is an elected member of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Optical Society

Bio provided by Prof. Zubairy, 2013.

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