Roy Jay Glauber, 93

Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 14:32 in Health & Medicine

At a meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on May 2, 2023, the following tribute to the life and service of the late Roy Jay Glauber was spread upon the permanent records of the Faculty. Roy Jay Glauber was widely respected in the world of physics for his seminal work in three separate research areas: nuclear scattering (Glauber approximation), statistical physics (Glauber dynamics), and his establishment of the foundation for quantum optics (for which he won the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics). Glauber was born on Sept. 1, 1925, into an unconventional family.  When he was two, his family left New York to live in an automobile so that Glauber’s father, a traveling salesman, could work throughout the Midwest.  Glauber’s mother, trained as an elementary school teacher, determinedly made Glauber’s nomadic life as instructive as possible.  Their travels ended with the birth of Glauber’s sister in 1931, when the family...

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