Marlan O. Scully

Marlan O. Scully

Marlan Orvil Scully, born 3 August 3 is an American physicist best known for his work in theoretical quantum optics. He is a professor at Texas A&M University and Princeton University. Additionally, in 2012 he developed a lab at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative in Waco, Texas.

He has authored over 700 scientific articles, as well as standard textbooks such as “Laser Physics” (with W. Lamb and M. Sargent) and “Quantum Optics” (with M. S. Zubairy).

Scully is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the Academia Europaea, and the Max Planck Society. He has also received numerous awards including the Adolph E. Lomb Medal of the OSA in 1970, the Elliott Cresson Medal of the Franklin Institute in 1990, the Charles Hard Townes Award of the OSA in 1998, the Quantum Electronics Award of IEEE in 2003, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Distinguished Faculty Prize, the APS Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in 2005, and has been appointed to a Harvard Loeb Lectureship.  In 2011, Scully was honored with the Herbert Walther Award and in 2012 with the Frederic Ives Medal.Jarus Quinn Prize of the OSA. In December 2016, he has been elected as a Foreign Member Of Russian Academy Of Sciences.