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H. Jeff Kimble

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H. Jeff Kimble
Born (1949-04-23) April 23, 1949 (age 75)
Alma materAbilene Christian University (BA)
University of Rochester (MS, PhD)
Known forQuantum information science
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Texas at Austin
California Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisorLeonard Mandel
Doctoral studentsMark G. Raizen
Hideo Mabuchi
Other notable studentsGerhard Rempe
Jun Ye

Harry Jeffrey Kimble (born April 23, 1949), was the William L. Valentine Professor and professor of physics at Caltech.[1] His research is in quantum optics and is noted for groundbreaking experiments in physics including one of the first demonstrations of teleportation of a quantum state (first demonstration is disputed with Anton Zeilinger),[2] quantum logic gate,[3] and the development of the first single atom laser.[4] According to Elizabeth Rogan, OSA CEO, "Jeff has led a revolution in modern physics through his pioneering research in the coherent control of the interactions of light and matter."[5] Kimble's main research focus is in quantum information science and the quantum dynamics of open systems.[1]

Education and career[edit]

Kimble graduated summa cum laude from Abilene Christian University in 1971 and earned his master's and doctoral degrees from University of Rochester, culminating in 1979.[1] He was advised by Leonard Mandel. As a graduate student under Mandel, Kimble observed the first photon anti-bunching. He spent two years as a scientist for the General Motors Research Laboratory until 1979 when he joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin.[6] He moved to the California Institute of Technology in 1989.[6]

Kimble is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science,[7] the American Physical Society, and the Optical Society of America, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.[1]

Honors and awards[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "2004 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize Recipient > H. Jeff Kimble". American Physical society. Retrieved June 21, 2010.
  2. ^ Braunstein, Samuel L.; Kimble, H. J. (1998). "A Posteriori Teleportation". Nature. 394 (6696): 840–841. arXiv:quant-ph/9810001. Bibcode:1998Natur.394..840B. doi:10.1038/29674. S2CID 8920410.
  3. ^ Bell, Brian. "H. Jeff Kimble to Receive Quantum Physics Award". Caltech News. Retrieved January 2, 2014.
  4. ^ McKeever, J.; Boca, A.; Boozer, H. J.; Buck, J. R.; Kimble, H. J. (2003). "A One-Atom Laser in a Regime of Strong Coupling". Nature. 425 (6955): 268–271. arXiv:quant-ph/0309199. Bibcode:2003Natur.425..268M. doi:10.1038/nature01974. PMID 13679909. S2CID 839175.
  5. ^ a b Day, Brielle (2013). "OSA, DPG Name H. Jeff Kimble Winner of Herbert Walther Award". Physics Today. doi:10.1063/PT.4.0496.
  6. ^ a b c "2004 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize Recipient". American Physical Society. Retrieved January 2, 2014.
  7. ^ "Fellows". American Association for the Advancement of Science. Archived from the original on January 15, 2014. Retrieved June 16, 2011. Search by Name=K and Search By Section=Physics
  8. ^ "Franklin Laureate Database – Albert A. Michelson Medal Laureates". Franklin Institute. Archived from the original on April 6, 2012. Retrieved June 16, 2011.
  9. ^ "Max Born Award". Optical Society of America. Retrieved June 16, 2011.
  10. ^ "Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis". Berthold Leibinger Stiftung. Retrieved June 16, 2011.
  11. ^ "Awards & Honors". The Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy. June 20, 2017. Retrieved July 23, 2023.