Physics alum receives international recognition

Posted January 30, 2013

ACU’s own H. Jeff Kimble (‘71) has received the Herbert Walther Award for his influential innovations in quantum optics and atomic physics, as well as for his numerous contributions to the international scientific community.

Kimble began his studies with the ACU physics department and is now a leading figure in the creation and application of non-classical light. His research has led to the creation of new tools, which affect a broad range of scientific fields, from atomic physics to chemistry and biology.

“This award is another clear indicator that our physics program is second to none," says Dr. Rusty Towell, professor and chair of ACU's Department of Engineering and Physics. "It makes a statement that our graduates are becoming world leaders in their fields."

Kimble will receive the award in Munich, Germany during the LASER World of PHOTONICS conference in May 2013.

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