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Peter W. Milonni

OSA Awards & Distinctions

Peter W. Milonni earned his PhD in 1974 at the University of Rochester. He then worked at the Air Force Weapons Laboratory from 1974 to 1977, then at PerkinElmer from 1977 to 1980. In 1980 he became Professor of Physics at the University of Arkansas. From 1986 to 1994, he was at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he has been a Fellow since 1994. He then had a research professorship at the University of Rochester.

Milonni is also author of several textbooks and monographs including The Quantum Vacuum: An Introduction to Quantum Electrodynamics.

In 2008 he received the Max Born Award from OSA "for exceptional contributions to the fields of theoretical optics, laser physics and quantum mechanics, and for dissemination of scientific knowledge through authorship of a series of outstanding books".

Document Created: 4 Feb 2020
Last Updated: 4 Feb 2020